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:

Hand Held X-ray Devices

May 23, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

X-ray and Graphene
Emil Grubbe (1875-1960) learned the hard way about handheld X-ray devices. A month after Roentgen first reported the [MORE]

Shockwave Lithoplasty for Peripheral Artery Disease

May 23, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lithoplasty Technology for PAD
A Harrisburg, PA hospital is one of 45 global sites to test shockwave lithoplasty in breaking up [MORE]

Protein Profile Blood Test for Cancer

May 23, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prof. Tao and Team Developed Blood Test for Cancer Proteins
The biomarkers that really matter in liquid biopsies are proteins, and [MORE]

The Evolving Digestible Robot

May 23, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Edible Robot
In labs around the world, engineers are designing components—batteries, lenses, propulsion systems—that are evolving into ingestible/digestible robots. Researchers from [MORE]

DNA Diagnostics in a POC Device

May 23, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cellphone DNA Detector
Bioengineers at UCLA recently found that adding a chemical, hydroxynaphthol blue, to the intercalator dyes that detect certain [MORE]

MRI Powered Gun for Tissue Penetration

May 23, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gauss Gun
According to this piece, MRI machines generate enough electromagnetic energy to move swarms of micro robots though the body [MORE]

Dealing with Regulated Medical Waste

May 23, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sterilis Medical Waste Disposal
In most hospital situations where regulated medical waste is hauled away to be burned, the cost is [MORE]

MicroRNAs in Rebuilding Myelin Sheath of Nerve Cells

May 16, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Myelin Genes After Treatment with MicroRNA
Researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital have found that a short segment of RNA called [MORE]

Immortalized Stem Cells for Growing Blood

May 16, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Strategies for growing blood from stem cells have proved only marginally successful, because even
Stem Cell
stem cells show the reproductive restriction [MORE]

Device Chip Developments

May 16, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

IMEC Silicon Neuroprobe
This piece is an overview of silicon based devices that are made on the same scale as cells [MORE]

Lab on a Glove

May 16, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

ACS Lab on a Glove
Quoting this piece: “A recent study published in the journal ACS Sensors describes a novel flexible, [MORE]

Surgical Robot Removes Blood Clot in the Eye

May 16, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Retinal Occlusion
A surgical robot, developed at the University of Leuven in Belgium has been used to perform an extremely delicate [MORE]

Implantable 3D Printed Cartilage Cells

May 16, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Formation of Blood Vessels
Using a 3-D printer, tissue engineers at Chalmers University (Gothenburg, Sweden) have constructed human cartilage cells on [MORE]

Cell Culture in “Spaghetti”

May 16, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Stem Cells Cultivated in Spaghetti Polymer
Meanwhile, about a 150 miles south of Gothenburg, tissue engineers at Lund University have shown [MORE]