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:

Detecting Breast Cancer in Saliva

April 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

High sensitivity saliva-based biosensor in detection of breast cancer biomarkers- HER2 and CA15-3
“In this study [from chemical engineers at the [MORE]

Neural Prosthetic that Recalls Specific Memories

April 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Developing a hippocampal neural prosthetic to facilitate human memory encoding and recall of stimulus features and categories
“Here, we [at Wake [MORE]

Microscopy: Decrowding Expansion Pathology

April 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

New microscopy technology to analyze brain cancer tissue:  light blue and yellow are different proteins associated with tumors; pink is [MORE]

Growing Replacement Cartilage

April 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Replacement cartilage can grow in any shape with 3D-printed “spheroids
“For the new study, the TU Wien [Technical University, Vienna] team [MORE]

Emotion Recognition Technology

April 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Introduction to emotion recognition technolog
“Emotion recognition technology is on the frontier of human-machine interaction, promising a future where our devices [MORE]

Wearable Ultrasound Device Measures Stiffness in Transplanted Organs

April 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

This ultrasound sticker senses changing stiffness of deep internal organs
“In this study, we [at MIT} introduce wearable bioadhesive ultrasound elastography [MORE]

3D Ice Printing of Tissues with Blood Vessels

April 16, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ice-based 3D printing paves the way for engineering lifelike blood vessels
“[Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University] show “the possibility of using [MORE]

Heart Organoids in Pregestational Diabetes-Congenital Heart Defects

April 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

ER stress and lipid imbalance drive diabetic embryonic cardiomyopathy in an organoid model of human heart development
“Using an advanced human [MORE]

Spiral Diopter Lens, a Breakthrough in Optics

April 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Spiral diopter- freeform lenses with enhanced multifocal behavior
“Here, we [nanoengineers at the University of Bordeaux] introduce a lens type based [MORE]

Extracellular Vesicles in Diagnosing Gene Expressions in Brains

April 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood extracellular vesicles carrying brain-specific mRNAs are potential biomarkers for detecting gene expression changes in the female brain
“We [at Johns [MORE]

Microfluidics Device Detects 32 Different Pathogens

April 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidics device detects 32 Different pathogens
“We [at Institute of Radiopharmaceutical Cancer Research in Dresden, Germany] present a portable multiplexed biosensor [MORE]

Detecting Amyloid in the Brain

April 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

A coumarin-based array for the discrimination of amyloids
“Here, we [researchers at the University of Sydney and Monash University] report the [MORE]

New Discovery in the Microbiome

April 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Viroid-like colonists of human microbiomes
“Here, we [researchers at Stanford and collaborating labs] describe the “Obelisks,” a previously unrecognised class of [MORE]

3D Printed Functional Human Brain Tissue

April 9, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D bioprinting of human neural tissues with functional connectivity
“We [at the University of Wisconsin–Madison] developed a 3D bioprinting platform to [MORE]