MSACL Presenter Biography

Dietrich Matern
Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, Mayo Clinic

Dietrich Matern, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medical Genetics, and chair of the Division of Laboratory Genetics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. His primary interest is the biochemical diagnosis of inborn errors of metabolism and the development and improvement of laboratory assays for the biochemical diagnosis and follow-up of patients with such disorders. He also participates in the laboratory evaluation of animal models and clinical trials as a collaborator with colleagues at Mayo Clinic and other academic institutions. Dr. Matern's research has been funded by the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN), the Legacy of Angels Foundation, and other not-for-profit organizations.