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Terry Sharrer's bio:

Dr. Sharrer began as Executive Director, Medical Innovation and Transformation Institute, with the Inova Health System (Fairfax, VA) in July 2007. Formerly, he was the Curator of Health Sciences at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, where he had worked for thirty-six years.

Terry Sharrer speaks and writes about a range of life science subjects. In 1987, he co-organized an exhibition titled "The Search for Life: Genetic Technology in the 20th Century." This show also was the inaugural exhibition for the DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. He has done video documentaries on the Human Genome Project, the beginning of gene therapy, and the molecular biology of cancer. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Maryland, has authored some three dozen publications-including A Kind of Fate, Agricultural Change in Virginia, 1861-1920 (about the biological consequences of the Civil War and the beginning of germ theory practices, Iowa State University Press, 2000)-and currently is writing a history of molecular medicine. For outreach work, has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Cancer Research (Bethesda, MD), board member of the Carilion Biomedical Institute (Roanoke, VA), board member, Immune Deficiency Foundation (Towson, MD), and board member, Inova Fairfax Hospital Cancer Advisory Committee (Fairfax, VA).

Currently, his public service includes: board member of the Fund for Inherited Disease Research (Bryn Mawr, PA); and Science Advisor, for the Loudoun County, VA Department of Economic Development, the Clarke County VA Education Foundation, and the Arizona Science Alliance. With his wife Patty, and sons Alex, age 13, and Nicholas, age 17, he lives in Hamilton, Loudoun County, VA.

Disclosure: G. Terry Sharrer, PhD has stock dividends in Merck and Pfizer.

Terry Sharrer's posts:

Perspective on DNA Sequencing

December 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA 3D Model
Keep in mind that the Human Genome Project completed its “rough draft” only a dozen years ago; since [MORE]

A Genetically Modified Skin Patch that Monitors Glucose Levels

December 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Skin Patch that Monitors Glucose
In laboratory mice, University of Chicago bioengineers were able to use CRISPR gene editing to modify [MORE]

Cell Atlas of the Small Intestine

December 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Small Intestine Cellular Composition
Quoting directly: “The lining or epithelium of the gut is one of the body’s most diverse and [MORE]

Spray-On Heart Muscle

December 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Muscles in a Spray Can
The first artificial heart patented in the US went to Paul Winchell, more commonly remembered from [MORE]

A Self-Propelled Catheter

December 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotic Bronchoscope
The conventional means for looking into lung’s airways is a camera-carrying bronchoscope with additional tools for taking a tissue [MORE]

Odors of Disease and Immune Response

December 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electronic Nose
Alexander Graham Bell had an interesting observation: “If you are ambitious to find a new science, measure a smell.” [MORE]

Reversible RNA Editing

December 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

The Broad Institute’s pioneering lab for gene editing has developed a version of CRISPR that permits reversible RNA editing. “The [MORE]

Breast Cancer’s Tell-Tale Clue in Hair

December 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Anatomy of Human Hair
Can early breast cancer be diagnosed from a strand of hair? Researchers at the University of Utah [MORE]

The Tipping Point for Robotic Spine Surgery

December 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mazor Core Surgical Room
“A form of robotic-guided spine surgery results in a five-fold reduction in surgical complications and a seven-fold [MORE]

3-D Medical Imaging

December 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

EchoPixel True3D
“EchoPixel, a company in Mountain View, California, hopes to bridge the gap [between what a surgeon sees on a [MORE]

Wearable Fiber Optics Tracks Body Movements

December 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Stretchy Sensory Fabric
Engineers at Beijing’s Tsinghua University have created a sensitive and flexible optical fiber that opens new possibilities for [MORE]

Remote Sonography

December 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Telerobotic Ultrasound System – Patient Site
This piece describes a technology “in progress:” telerobotic ultrasound. Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan [MORE]

Gene Therapy for Adrenoleukodystrophy

December 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

ABCD1 Gene Defect in ALD
You may remember Lorenzo Odono and the 1992 movie, “Lorenzo’s Oil,” about his and his family’s [MORE]

Antibiotics with Light Activated Nanoparticles

December 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

CU Boulder Researcher at Boulder at the BioFrontiers Institute
Drug resistance in several pathogenic species have raised alarms and stimulated a [MORE]