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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:

Growing Up Kidney Podocytes

September 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mature kidney podocyte
Winston Churchill’s comment that Russia is “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” might equally apply [MORE]

Simultaneous Label-Free Autofluorescence Multi-Harmonic Microscopy (aka SLAM)

September 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

SLAM-Microscopy
University of Illinois scientists have developed this microscopy system which uses precise light pulses to simultaneously produce images from multiple [MORE]

Drinkable Electronic Sensors

September 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Drinkable electronic sensors
Swiss scientists have designed microsensors that are tiny enough to pass into the blood stream and congregate at [MORE]

An Inexpensive Trap for Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

September 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

PC3 prostate cancer cell
Chinese engineers have used a common frosted glass microscope slide as the basis for an inexpensive diagnostic [MORE]

Hand-Held Robotic Drill for Most Delicate Surgery

September 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cochlea surgical drill
Though the Brunels became the first family of British civil engineers by drilling the River Thames Tunnel in [MORE]

Cell Free RNA Blood Test for Premature Birth

September 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Infant blood test
Building on research in Denmark, Stanford University biologists identified cell free RNA in mothers’ blood that can indicate [MORE]

Synthetic T Cells

September 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

T Cells
According to this piece, researchers at UCLA’s dental school were able to create soft, flexible microparticles that mimic functional [MORE]

“Cell Sliding” in Organ Regeneration

September 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chiral cell sliding drives left-right asymmetric organ twisting
Developmental biologists at Osaka University recently announced an important finding relative to organ regeneration: [MORE]

Printing Bone Implants of PEKK

September 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D printer of PEKK implants
Just as dentists can now 3-D print teeth in practices, independent surgical centers may soon begin [MORE]

A Wearable for Opioid Withdrawal

September 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Drug Relief by DyAnsys
The market for solutions to opioid addiction is growing, to say the least.  One response to that [MORE]

Body Powered Devices

September 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Self-powered pacemaker fueled by piezoelectric energy harvester
A pacemaker needs only fifty-millionths of a watt to function; a smartphone can run [MORE]

The First MRI-Guided Neurosurgical Robot

September 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robot prototype operating within MRI environment
Metal objects used in surgeries are incompatible with the magnetic field of MRI imaging. To work [MORE]

Even Smarter Bandages

September 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart bandage to monitor chronic wounds
pH is an important factor in wound healing.  Normally healing wounds have pH levels between [MORE]

Photoinduced Cycloisomerization

September 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Synthesizing carbocyclic 5-8-5 fused-ring-systems
Florida State University biochemists have used UV light to synthesize the carbocyclic ring that should be useful in [MORE]