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:

Gene Editing with CRISPR-Cas14

September 17, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gene editing
The founder of Mammoth Biosciences (South San Francisco, CA) explains in this piece the advantages of using the Cas-14 [MORE]

How CRISPR Works

September 17, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR-Cas9- how it works
This piece is a video TED talk featuring Jennifer Doudna talking about how she co-invented the CRISPR-Cas9 [MORE]

Printing Tissues in Space

September 17, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bone print
Travel to Mars and back is a timeframe of years.  So what happens if a medical emergency, like burns [MORE]

Regenerating a Younger Gut

September 17, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Interaction between stem cells and Paneth Cells (red)
The “fountain of youth” was a myth, but there is a fountain of [MORE]

Shrinking Carbon Nanotubes

September 17, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Multi walled nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes have a wide range of applications in medicine from artificial muscles and artificial retinas to heart [MORE]

Using Microgels to Maintain Cell Viability

September 17, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Encapsulating cells in microgels
Keeping stem cells alive after being injected into a body has been a problem because the immune [MORE]

Medical-Grade Non-Contact Temperature Sensor

September 17, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Melexis MLX90632
This is not an endorsement for Melexis’ (Ypres, Belgium) non-contact temperature sensor, but it does support much of the [MORE]

Optical Flow Sensor Measures Blood Flow Velocity

September 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Probe measures changes in blood flow
Engineers at Australia’s Flinders University have developed a thin catheter that measures small changes in [MORE]

Bayesian Modeling of Wound Healing, Embryo Development, et al

September 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Time lapse sequence with model prediction (red line) and spreading tissue
The “MechMorpho Lab” at the University of Pittsburgh has been [MORE]

A Neonate Genetic Screen for Lifelong Obesity Risk

September 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Polygenic score to predict obesity risk
Researchers at the Broad Institute have developed a polygenic test that could be given to [MORE]

A 3D Printed Human Heart

September 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D printed heart
Bioengineers in Israel have created a 3D printed heart.  According to this piece: “To create their heart, the [MORE]

Glucose Powered Artificial Muscle

September 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial muscle
“Scientists at Linköping University have blurred the line between robot and organism by developing an artificial muscle that runs [MORE]

First Non-Invasive Mind-Computer Interface

September 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Non invasive brain computer interface
In a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon and University of Minnesota, engineers, using a noninvasive brain-computer interface, [MORE]

Implant for Remote Controlled Disease Management

September 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Remote control implantable drug delivery system
“Researchers from Houston Methodist successfully delivered continuous, predetermined dosages of two chronic disease medications using [MORE]