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:

BioPen for Cartilage Regeneration

November 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bio-Pen for cartilage repair
Australian bioengineers have built a device called “the BioPen,” which extrudes a hydrogel material infused with fat-derived [MORE]

Intermountain’s Transformation Center: Printing Transplantable Organs?

November 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kem C Gardner Transformation Center
Intermountain Health (Salt Lake City) already has a good reputation for innovation, but taking that further, [MORE]

Speeding Up Stem Cell Growth

November 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Speeding up stem cell growth
Before stem cell therapies can become more robust, cell culture has to be finely tuned so [MORE]

iPhone App Accurately Monitors Blood Pressure

November 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood pressure app
Electrical engineers at Michigan State University reported in Nature that they have developed a cuffless and calibration-free blood [MORE]

Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cells from Baby Teeth

November 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Regrowing dental tissue with stem cells from baby teeth
 In another advance for stem cell therapy, dental scientists have extracted human [MORE]

An Aerosol Biopsy for Lung Disease

November 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Aerosol biopsy
Deton (Pasadena, CA) currently manufactures a device that collects coughed-up lung bacteria and evaluates the sample in a point-of-care [MORE]

A Wearable Photostimulator for Regrowing Hair

November 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Regrowing hair with photostimulator
Red light lasers simulate hair follicles to grow more hair, and there are various devices that can [MORE]

Quick and Cheap, Brain-in-a-Dish

November 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

UCSD Slice of human brain organoid
In addition to animal models and single cells, drug researchers have organoids derived from reprogrammed [MORE]

Revenge of the Germs

November 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

This month marks the centennial of The Great War’s ending. But it also recalls the “Great Influenza” when somewhere between [MORE]

Stem Cells into Functional Liver Tissue

November 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Stem cell derived liver cells
Five years ago, researchers reported success in growing liver “buds” (organoids) from stem cells, and three [MORE]

Patient-Specific Heart Mapping Sensors

November 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mapping catheter for identifying source of AF
To treat atrial fibrillation, interventional cardiologists need to know where aberrant electrical signals are [MORE]

Regenerating the Body’s Blood Vessels and Ducts

November 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D printed blood vessels
Regenerating blood vessels from stem cells implanted on an artificial scaffold has been demonstrated, but this piece, [MORE]

Building a Synthetic Microbiome

November 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Genetic signal transmission system
Quoting directly:  “Researchers from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have created [MORE]

A Robot Crawling in the Stomach

November 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Stomach robot
Using a silicone material embedded with magnetic particles, engineers at the City University of Hong Kong have built a [MORE]