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:

Digital Guidance for the Blind

September 15, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Theia-digital guide for the blind S
In Greek mythology, Theia, the “far shining one,” was the Mother of the Sun.  So [MORE]

Micro-3D Imaging for Blood Vessels

September 15, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ultrathin 3D printed endoscope imaging an artery
“A team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide and University of Stuttgart [MORE]

Lab-Made Mimic of SARS-CoV-2

September 15, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lab researcher
In order to engineer a virus that mimics SARS-CoV-2 without causing COVID-19’s severe symptoms, virologists at Washington University in [MORE]

Telemed’s Virtual Waiting Rooms

September 15, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Telemedicine consult
“Social distancing,” because of COVID-19, may have been the need telemedicine was waiting for.  Almost everything in a medical [MORE]

The Man in the Iron Lung

September 15, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

The man in an iron lung
Paul Alexander was one of the earliest “baby-boomers,” and when he was six years old, [MORE]

Myc Transcription in Regenerating Damaged Heart

September 15, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

The Myc Transcription Factor
One of the curiosities of cancer research is why heart tissue is so much less likely to [MORE]

Quantum Imaging Diagnostics

September 15, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart conduction system
From scientists at University College London: “Surgery to treat atrial fibrillation effectively cuts the wires to prevent a [MORE]

First Non-Symptomatic Test for COVID-19

September 8, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

COVID testing
Two months ago: “FDA’s authorization of the first diagnostic test to be used for anyone, regardless of whether they [MORE]

Laser Printed Blood Vessels

September 8, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood vessels 3D printed with sugar
Imagine a 3D filigree submerges in a mixture of cells and hydrogel.  The filigree is [MORE]

Successful Transplant of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in a Baby

September 8, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human ES cell-derived hepatocytes
The National Center for Child Health and Development (Tokyo Japan) announced a successful “bridge” treatment using stem [MORE]

Automated Flow Chemistry for Protein Synthesis

September 8, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Muscle protein synthesis signaling cascades
“MIT chemists have devised a protocol to dramatically reduce the amount of time required to generate [MORE]

Is SARS-CoV-2 Becoming More Infectious?

September 8, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

As SARS-CoV-2 passes through millions of human genomes, selection pressure is evolving a sturdier spike protein that makes the virus [MORE]

A BBB Chip

September 8, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

YongTae Kim with Blood brain barrier chip
Bioengineers at Georgia Tech have created a microfluidic chip representing the human blood-brain-barrier.  Accordingly, [MORE]

Sensor-Imbedded Clothing for Monitoring COVID-19

September 8, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanowear sensor-imbedded clothing for COVID
“New Jersey-based Hackensack Meridian Health Systems and Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York are working with [MORE]