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:

“Bridged Nucleic Acid” as a Guide for Gene Editing

June 19, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

A synthetic guide molecule appears to increase the targeting accuracy in CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, according to a research group at [MORE]

Cardiac Assessment with a Smartphone

June 19, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smartphone-Based Heart Rate Monitoring App
“A smartphone application using the phone’s camera function performed better than traditional physical examination to assess [MORE]

Sensored Socks for Diabetic Feet

June 19, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Siren Diabetic Socks
A San Francisco company, “Siren,” has introduced a sensored sock for monitoring foot temperature as an indicator of [MORE]

Lab Automation for Urine Analysis

June 19, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Laboratory Automaton
“TLA (Total Laboratory Automation) has vastly changed the workflow for urine cultures. As an example, plates no longer sit [MORE]

Wearable Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

June 19, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable Brain Scanner New MEG Helmet
Magnetoencephalography is a technology that measures electrical transmission within the brain based on tiny (i.e. [MORE]

A “Culture Mold” for Growing Heart Cells

June 19, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lab Made Cardiomyocytes
Inducing early stem cells to become a specific tissue cell type is no easy business, but a research [MORE]

A Gene and Cell Therapy “Factory” in Houston

June 19, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gene Therapy
Following closely on the news that the world’s first commercial factory (30,000 sq. ft.) for the production of induced [MORE]

A Tooth Sensor Measures Sugar, Salt and Alcohol Intake

June 12, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tooth Sensor
“Researchers at Tufts University have developed an amazing new sensor, only 2 millimeters on a side, that can be [MORE]

A Highly Accurate Stroke Detector

June 12, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cerebrotech Visor
Even within the so-called “golden hour,” stroke detection currently gets low marks. But a California company claims to have [MORE]

Metabolic Profiling for Prostate Cancer

June 12, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prostate Cancer
Elevated levels of prostate specific antigen followed by prostate biopsies have long been the standard for determining prostate cancer, [MORE]

“MELISA,” Cell-Phone Based Immuosorbent Assay

June 12, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

The Mobile Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (MELISA) is a means that “accurately measures progesterone levels, a key hormone that [MORE]

Memory Enhancing Brain Prosthetic

June 12, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Memory Stimulation Brain Implant
At Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center epilepsy treatments include implanting electrodes in the brain which can stimulate [MORE]

Hydrogel Drug Delivery for Arthritis

June 12, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Flare Response Hydrogel for Arthritis
People might out-live cancer and heart attacks, but they’re not likely to out-live arthritis. To deal [MORE]

Liver Regeneration

June 12, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

An adult’s liver can fully regenerate its original mass from as little as 25% of its remaining undamaged or diseased [MORE]