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:

Peptides in Fabricating Regenerated Tissues

July 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Aligned peptide ‘noodles’ could enable lab-grown biological tissues
“A team of chemists and bioengineers at Rice University and the University of [MORE]

Genetics of Blood Pressure

July 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Over 100 new regions linked to blood pressure in the human genome
“A team of researchers from around the world, who [MORE]

Implantable Sensor to Monitor Crohn’s Disease

July 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

First implantable sensor can detect flareups in Crohn’s disease patients
“A team of Northwestern University scientists has developed the first wireless, [MORE]

Hyperspectral Imaging

July 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Development of a visible to 1600 nm hyperspectral imaging rigid-scope system using supercontinuum light and an acousto-optic tunable filter
“In this [MORE]

Novel Disease Gene Discovery

July 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

AI-MARRVEL — A knowledge-driven AI system for diagnosing Mendelian Disorders
“AI-MARRVEL (AIM), uses a random-forest machine-learning classifier trained on over 3.5 [MORE]

“Nerve Cuffs” Bioelectronics Prosthetic

July 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electrochemically actuated microelectrodes for minimally invasive peripheral nerve interfaces
“Here we [University of Cambridge] leverage recent advances in soft robotic actuators [MORE]

Enzymes that Convert Blood Types

July 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gut bacteria can help create artificial Group O blood
“The human gut bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila produces enzymes that are able to [MORE]

The Human Immunome Project

July 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

The Human Immunome Project
“As data collection progresses, HIP will begin to develop AI models—first predictive, then mechanistic—that will deepen our [MORE]

Cardiac Spheroids in Heart Regeneration (animal study)

July 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Regeneration of nonhuman primate hearts with hiPSC-CSs
“The clinical application of human induced pluripotent stem cell–derived cardiomyocytes (CMs) for cardiac repair [MORE]

Single Cell Nanobiopsies

July 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Single-cell nanobiopsy enables multigenerational longitudinal transcriptomics of cancer cells
“Here, we [a collaboration of several British universities] present a nanobiopsy platform [MORE]

Magnetic Patch for Activating Single Neurons

July 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Magnetic microcoils unlock targeted single-neuron therapies for neurodegenerative disorders
“In this work, we [University of Minnesota] report the design and fabrication [MORE]

Walgreen’s Special Pharmacy Offers Gene Therapy

July 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Walgreens dives into gene and cell therapy delivery
“In a bold move to strategically grow its specialty pharmacy services, Walgreens will [MORE]

Joint Commission’s New Standards for Telehealth

July 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Joint Commission launches new telehealth stamp of approval for virtual healthcare providers
“The Joint Commission announced . . . a new [MORE]

Labcorp’s Blood Biomarker Test for Neurodegenerative Diseases

July 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Labcorp launches blood test for neurodegenerative diseases detection
“Global life sciences company Labcorp has announced the first commercially available glial fibrillary [MORE]