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:

Saliva Test for Adrenal Insufficiency

March 21, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Saliva test found to provide quicker adrenal insufficiency diagnosis
“The test, developed by scientists at the University of Sheffield, works by [MORE]

Dental Implants as Hearing Aids

March 21, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dental implants could serve as effective hearing aids
“People are likely to have natural teeth replaced with dental implants as they [MORE]

Machine Learning Deciphers Complex “Mosaic” Disorders

March 21, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

New Computer Program ‘Learns’ to Identify Mosaic Mutations that Cause Disease
“We [researchers at University of California San Diego School of [MORE]

Probiotic Drug Delivery

March 21, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bacteria engineered to secrete rheumatoid arthritis drug in the body
“The researchers modified the bacteria to secrete a peptide called ShK-235, [MORE]

A Breath Analyzer for Multiple Viruses

March 21, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

On-the-go electronic COVID-19 test debuts at CES
“The ViraWarn [Baltimore, MD] breath analyzer, is a portable device that can detect numerous [MORE]

Predictions from the Engineering Research Visioning Alliance

March 21, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Leverging biology to power engineering impac
“A phone that can regenerate itself. New York City with fresh mountain air. Plant-based, locally-grown [MORE]

A Belt Monitor for Signs of Heart Failure

March 21, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Belt monitors heart failure patients
“Researchers at Florida Atlantic University have developed a belt that can monitor heart failure patients for [MORE]

Microfluidics Urinalysis Device in the Toilet Bowl

March 14, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Withings’ smart scanner puts a urology lab in your toilet bowl
“Described by Withings as “Easy as 1, 2, Pee,” the [MORE]

3D Imaging Measures Radiation during Treatment

March 14, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Real-time, volumetric imaging of radiation dose delivery deep into the liver during cancer treatment
“Ionizing radiation acoustic imaging (iRAI) allows online [MORE]

That Gut Feeling

March 14, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gut pain- Nobel Prize-winning receptor may lead to new treatment
“It was previously known that many different ion channels are located [MORE]

Gene Expression Maps of Organs

March 14, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

New method precisely locates gene activity and proteins across tissues
“The method, described Jan. 2 in a paper in Nature Biotechnology, [MORE]

AI Predicting Cardiac Arrest a Decade in Advance

March 14, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart-scanning AI predicts cardiac arrests up to 10 years ahead
“Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed an artificial intelligence approach [MORE]

Long Genes, Long Proteins, Long Life

March 14, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Aging is driven by unbalanced genes
“Here, we [researchers at Northwestern University] show that transcript length alone explains most transcriptional changes [MORE]


March 14, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Graphical Abstract -Small intestine and colon tissue-resident memory CD8+ T cells
“Here, by analyzing TRM [tissue-resident memory T cells] cells from [MORE]