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:

Keeping Transplantable Organs Viable

August 9, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

A new storage technique could vastly expand the number of livers available
“A patient who received a donated liver that had [MORE]

Artificial Neurons Using Microbatteries

August 9, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nuclear waste diamonds to power artificial neuron implants for decades
“Lately, Arkenlight has been working with French company Axorus, to explore [MORE]

Genome Editing with IscB-ωRNA

August 9, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Genome Editing with IscB-ωRNA
“In new research, Cornell scientists provide an explanation for how this problem [i.e. the large size of [MORE]

Perspective on HLA Testing

August 9, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brief History of HLA Testing in the Clinical Laboratory
“To date, HLA has been primarily thought of as a group of [MORE]

Imaging Parkinson’s Origin

August 9, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Super-strength MRI identifies neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease
From the Wolfson Brain Imaging Center at the University of Cambridge: “Most MRI scanners [MORE]

“Fluorescent Nanosensor Paint”

August 9, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

“Fluorescent sensor paint” lights up key markers of Parkinson’s disease
“A research team led by scientists at Germany’s Ruhr University Bochum [MORE]

So Far, So Good: First 3D Printed Ear Implanted

August 9, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Physicians transplant first 3D-printed ear made from her own cells
“3DBio Therapeutics, the regenerative medicine company based in New York that [MORE]

Slimy Robot for Retrieving Swallowed Objects

August 2, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Slimy robot can retrieve swallowed objects
“A slimy robot developed by researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong could one [MORE]

Piezoelectric Sensors

August 2, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Special Electro-Active Nanoparticles Can be Used in Sensors
“Indian scientists have come up with a new method to induce the piezoelectric [MORE]

The Mystery of the Self-Regenerating Liver

August 2, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Diploid hepatocytes drive physiological liver renewal in adult humans
“Using retrospective radiocarbon (14C) birth dating of cells, we [Center for Regenerative [MORE]

Example of a Hospital-at-Home Service

August 2, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Yale New Haven launches hospital-at-home program
“Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System has launched a hospital-at-home program to provide acute care [MORE]

Nanodrills for Treating Bacterial Infections

August 2, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Light-activated molecular machines are fast-acting broad-spectrum antibacterials
“Here, we [biochemists at Rice University] report the discovery of a distinctive antibacterial therapy [MORE]

3D Optical Coherence Refraction Tomography (3D OCRT)

August 2, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

“[Biomedical engineers at Duke University]   present 3D optical coherence refraction tomography (OCRT), a computational extension of OCT that synthesizes [MORE]

Injectable Hydrogel for Degenerative Discs

August 2, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Injectable hydrogel treats back pain from damaged discs in human trials
To relieve pain from degenerating discs in the spine, researchers [MORE]