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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:

That’s Some “Cool” Wearable—A Robotic Jacket

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Omius Tech Jacket
Remember when your mother insisted that you put on a heavier jacket, or the opposite—wear something so you [MORE]

Transcranial Near-IR Spectroscopy for Locked-In ALS

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Oxygen Sensor Locked-in-Syndrome
Can a “locked-in” patient suffering from advanced ALS enjoy life? The question seemed imponderable until Wyss Institute bioengineers [MORE]

PET Imaging of Both Primary and Metastatic Prostate Cance

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

PET CT
Researchers at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH (Bethesda, MD) have developed a new PET imaging [MORE]

Printing Functional Skin for Transplantation

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Bioprinter for Skin
Using a 3-D printer to create functional skin, Spanish scientists show (see the video) how they can [MORE]

Nanotube Coating for Implantable Metal

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Droplets Beading on Superomniphobic Surface
With implantable devices like stents and rods, there is a risk that platelets will stick to [MORE]

Making Movies of Cells with a Smartphone

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Movies that show cells responding to drugs or toxins can be highly useful to researchers, but this often requires expensive [MORE]

A Hand-Held Device that Determines Sepsis in 10 Minutes

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

eLab Diagnostic Device
Nanomix (Emeryville, CA) is now clinically testing its point-of-care, hand held diagnostic device that can give an evaluation [MORE]

330,000 Synthesized Peptides Represent Much of the Human Proteome

March 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Proteome Tools Peptide Chart
A collaboration of German, American and Swiss scientists has created a proteomics structural database of more than [MORE]

DNA Methylation in Pediatric Bone Cancer

March 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ewing Sarcoma
A prevailing theory in cancers’ origins is that, over time, cells accumulate enough DNA damage that result in uncontrolled [MORE]

Automated Pharma Factory

March 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Datwyler Manufacturing Facility
Datwyler Sealing Solutions, a 102 year old Swiss manufacturer, is building a new highly automated plant in Middletown, [MORE]

Wearable Artificial Muscles

March 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Soft Actuator
Many of the exoskeletons that have been designed for people with physical impairments look like Erector sets strapped to [MORE]

Perspective on Robots

March 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robots in Healthcare
Year by year, perhaps even week by week, developments in robotics—from wearables, to doctors’ rounding, to pharmaceutical manufacturing, [MORE]

Ultrasound in POC Devices

March 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Acoustic Whirlpool Device
Engineers in the US (Duke University) and China have developed an acoustofluidic chip that can concentrate fluorescently-labeled biomarkers [MORE]

Methods of Lipoprotein Subfractionation for Analyzing CVD

March 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Professor John Gofman
There is a story within a story of this piece which is about subfractionation of low density lipoproteins [MORE]