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:

First Computer Generated Genome

May 14, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Computer generated C-ethensis
Quoting directly: “Scientists at ETH Zurich have created the first fully computer-generated genome of a living organism. The [MORE]

Growing Blood Vessels

May 14, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood vessels
For a long time, researchers have assumed that the interior structure of a blood vessel was more crucial than [MORE]

Measuring Dopamine in Blood

May 14, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Point of care sensor measures dopamine
A blood test for depression is now conceivable based on a detector that researchers at [MORE]

Brain Surgery at a Distance

May 14, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
At the time (September 2001), Operation Lindbergh was the darling of telemedicine.  It involved using a Zeus [MORE]

Hydrogels in Tissue Engineering

May 14, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

CNF hydrogel
Materials scientists at Singapore University of Technology and Design have developed a two-phase cellulose nanofiber hydrogel (CNF)—liquid and solid—that [MORE]

Ultrasound Activation of Bone Regeneration

May 14, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bone regeneration through ultrasound control of genes
University of Michigan bioengineers have shown a new method for regenerating bone and soft [MORE]

Putting Ingestible Sensors on Food

May 14, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Edible circuits
You’ll recall children’s’ play tattoos—printed on a transfer film and stuck to skin.  The grown-up version of this is [MORE]

Artificial Proximal Tube

May 7, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bioprinted proximal tubule of the kidney
In 3D bioprinted “living renal devices” (i.e. artificial nephrons), engineers have to mimic two functions [MORE]

First 3D Printed Heart with Blood Vessels

May 7, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

First bioprinted heart
Researchers at Tel Aviv University announced that they have 3D printed a cherry-sized heart with human tissues and [MORE]

Device Detects Internal Bleeding

May 7, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Saranas earlybird internal bleeding detector
Internal bleeding after surgery is a risk to both open body and minimally invasive procedures.  This [MORE]

Low Cost Pediatric Respiration Monitor

May 7, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable monitor for lung disease
Engineers at the University of California, Irvine have designed a pediatric breathing monitor described as this: [MORE]

Artificial Liver for Testing RNAi-Based Drugs

May 7, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Liver model
In making a living hepatic device, MIT researchers were able to mimic a human liver’s microenvironment.  They then [MORE]

Home Urinalysis with a Smartphone

May 7, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter Urinalysis Test Kit
An Israeli company, (Tel Aviv) has received FDA approval for its “” home urinalysis kit [MORE]

Electrical Bandages: How They Work

May 7, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biofilm bandage
Researchers have known for some time that electrical currents can speed wound healing, but now they know how this [MORE]