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:

Pleiotropy Analysis

March 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sum Share – EHR
Pleiotropy analysis aims to discover how single genes can have different expressions.  In this piece, researchers at [MORE]

DIY, Automated X-Rays

March 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Automated and mobile X-ray device
Over half of the 206 bones of an adult human skeleton are in the hands and [MORE]

Why Aren’t Identical Twins Identical?

March 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

“Identical” twins may not have identical DNA
Nature vs. nurture is often the debate about twins.  It fascinated Francis Galton in [MORE]

Robotic Assist for Overflow Healthcare Units

March 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pvillion – self-erecting structures
“As part of its Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, researchers from New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [MORE]

The Right Pen and Ink for Drawing Flexible Circuits

March 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Draw flexible circuits
“Conductive ink is a great tool for printing flexible electronic circuits on surfaces. But these inks can be [MORE]

Rapid Nanopore Sequencing

March 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Portable nanopore sequencer
Even a tiny DNA sequencer like Oxford Nanopore’s “MinION” takes considerable time to do its work because it [MORE]

Reaching for the Next generation Gene Therapy

March 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Advancing gene therapy
Two beguiling questions have vexed gene therapy from the beginning: how safe and effective are the vectors, and [MORE]

Compact Scanner Produces 3D X-Ray Images in Color

February 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D image of a wrist with a watch
With a detector chip from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in [MORE]

A Paintable Phosphorescent Bandage for Postoperative Tissue Oxygen Assessment

February 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Paintable phosphorescent bandage helps wound assessment
Photomedicine researchers at Harvard report “results of a clinical trial using a previously untried paintable [MORE]

Continuous Blood Monitoring

February 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

RT-ELISA prototype for blood monitoring
“The innovative new system has been dubbed by the researchers [at Stanford University] Real-time ELISA (RT-ELISA). [MORE]

Hand Held Infrared Spectroscopy Device

February 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chemist Igor Lednev displays portable Raman spectrometer
“Forensic chemistry is an important area of analytical chemistry. This field has been rapidly [MORE]

Quick Test for SARS-CoV-2 with a Smartphone

February 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Rapid test for SARS CoV2 using smart phone
“Researchers at UC Berkeley have developed a rapid test for SARS-CoV-2 that uses [MORE]

Temperature-Monitoring Ring

February 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Oura Ring for continuous temperature monitoring
A quick temperature reading from the forehead may not tell much about a developing fever, [MORE]

The Gene Expression of Empathy

February 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

“Many studies have confirmed that oxytocin affects empathy, but the epigenetic background of oxytocin in maternal empathy has not yet [MORE]