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:

Microbots in the Bladder

September 26, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Medical ‘microrobots’ could one day treat bladder disease, other human illnesses
“A team of engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder [MORE]


September 26, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human brain cells in a dish learn to play Pong
“Last year, University of  College of London scientists created the “DishBrain” – [MORE]

AI and Unmanned Aerial Drones in Healthcare Delivery

September 26, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

The evolving roles of drones in healthcare
“Integrating machine learning capabilities into the drone technology platform expanded the playing field significantly [MORE]

Slowing Parkinson’s Disease

September 26, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Parkin regulates amino acid homeostasis at mitochondria-lysosome (M/L) contact sites in Parkinson’s disease
“Using transcriptomics, metabolomics and super-resolution microscopy, we (neurologists, [MORE]

Brain Cell Transplants

September 26, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

New brain cells can replace diseased and aged cell
“Uncontrollable movements, memory loss, mood changes, and forgetfulness. That are some of [MORE]

Hydrogel in Surgery

September 26, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

A surgically optimized intraoperative poly(I-C)-releasing hydrogel prevents cancer recurrence
“Here, we (at the University of Western Australia) develop a surgically optimized [MORE]

Brain Organoids without Using Matrigel

September 26, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researchers Create First Animal-Free Brain Organoids
“The latest U-M research, published in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, offers a solution [MORE]

The Ultimate Cocktail

September 19, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chemically induced reprogramming to reverse cellular aging
“To screen for molecules that reverse cellular aging and rejuvenate human cells without altering [MORE]

Regenerating Tooth Growth

September 19, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Anti–USAG-1 therapy for tooth regeneration through enhanced BMP signaling
“Uterine sensitization–associated gene-1 (USAG-1) deficiency leads to enhanced bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) [MORE]

Wearable Monitors Blood Flow to the Head

September 19, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

STAT Health launches first in-ear wearable to measure blood flow
“US-based digital health company STAT Health [Boston, MA] has introduced a [MORE]

Smartphone Attachment Registers Blood Pressure

September 19, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ultra-low-cost mechanical smartphone attachment for no-calibration blood pressure measurement
“We [engineers at the University of California San Diego] propose an ultra-low-cost [MORE]

Self-Renewing Process in the Kidney

September 19, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researchers’ shows how kidney cells self-renew
“University of Texas at Dallas scientists have discovered a previously unknown “housekeeping” process in kidney [MORE]

Dual Organ Transplantation

September 19, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

In historic procedure, donor liver protects heart transplant
“Doctors in Seattle are reporting a history-making case in which a patient received [MORE]

Detecting Neurodegenerative Biomakrers

September 19, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Coupled plasmonic infrared sensor for detection of structural protein biomarkers in neurodegenerative disease
“We [at EPFL Lausanne, CH) developed an immunoassay-coupled [MORE]