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:

Laser Heated Blood Incubator

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Monash Researchers developed laser blood testing pre-transfusion
Blood typing has become so much more complex (346 different types) that pretesting for [MORE]

Senolytics in Kidney Disease

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Senescent fibroblast
“In a small safety and feasibility clinical trial, Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated for the first time that senescent [MORE]

MRI Imaging of the Aging Brain’s Molecular Content

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Aging brain has molecular changes
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have shown a process for profiling molecular changes in [MORE]

E-nose Assess Immunotherapy Prognosis

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Analysis of exhaled breath
Oncologists at the Netherlands Cancer Institute “hypothesized that molecular profiling of exhaled air may capture the inflammatory [MORE]

CTC Blood Test for Prostate Cancer

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood testing for CTCs
The prostate specific antigen test that is widely used to detect prostate cancer is famously inaccurate.  For [MORE]

Protective Membrane for Implanted Cardiac Devices

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cardiac pacemaker
Implanted cardiac devices eventually accumulate a buildup of scar tissue which is a problem when the devices have to [MORE]

Programming DNA-Based Biomolecules to Target Cancer Cell Membranes

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cell membrane proteins to identify cancer cells
“A new cancer-detecting tool [developed at Duke University] uses tiny circuits made of DNA [MORE]

Ultrasound Otoscope

January 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Advanced ultrasound otoscope
Diagnosing a middle ear infection with the traditional otoscope has its limitations.  For a more accurate image, researchers [MORE]

AI’s 100% Accuracy in Detecting Heat Failure from a Single Beat

January 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

AI diagnoses CHF
This sounds almost unbelievable, but researchers at the University of Surrey (UK) have used artificial intelligence to analyze [MORE]

Stanford-Based “Marrow Miner”

January 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Marrow Miner
A regenerative medicine research group at Stanford University has shown an improved means for harvesting stem cell rich bone [MORE]

Walmart’s Healthcare “Super Center”

January 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Walmart Health
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has been exploring healthcare offerings for more than a decade.  Now, the company has [MORE]

Smart Microscope Diagnoses Diseases

January 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

LED microscope
It’s possible today to earn a medical degree without ever looking through a microscope.  There are many reasons for [MORE]

Anti-Resistance Plasmid

January 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Genetically engineered plasmid with-CRISPR-Cas9 removes-Antibiotic Resistance Gene
In a collaboration between plasmid engineers at the University of Colorado SOM and the [MORE]

“Swift” Method for 3D Printing of Organs

January 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

SWIFT cardiac tissue cross section
Once again, the bioengineers at the Wyss Institute live up to their motto of “biologically inspired [MORE]