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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:

Smart Tissue-Sensing Needle

April 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

i2T2 Smart tissue sensing needle
If a poke in the eye makes you shudder, how about a needle in the eye?  [MORE]

Skin Test for Prion Disease

April 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mad cow disease
The “Mad Cow Epidemic,” starting in 1986, and the first confirmed US death from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in 1988, [MORE]

Mobile Bioprinter for Treating Skin and Wound Problems

April 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Close up of skin bioprinter
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been wowing us year after year with its progress [MORE]

Microfluidics Device takes Exomes from Blood

April 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pulling exosomes from blood to test for cancer
All cells produce and release exosomes, but tumors do more of both.  And, [MORE]

Stem Cells to T-cells from Artificial Thymic Organoids

April 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

T helper cell
Growing tissue organoids seems to be the coming thing for drug testing, but additionally, researchers at UCLA have [MORE]

AI for Facial Syndromes

April 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

AI for facial syndromes
Artificial intelligence and machine learning usually begins with a “study set” of, say, protein markers or some [MORE]

Growing Mesenchymal Progenitors without Animal Derived Compounds

April 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mesenchymal progenitors
Human mesenchymal stem cells are rare and difficult to expand in culture, but they have the greatest capability of [MORE]

Listening to the Brain with a Graphene Sensor

April 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Graphene-based transistor neural probe
“Graphene Flagship,” a consortium of 150 research groups, headquartered Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden), has developed [MORE]

Precision Prosthetics from 3D Printing

April 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Creating anatomic models
3D scanning and 3D printing are waiting for one more development before moving into clinical grade custom implants [MORE]

3D Printed Sugar-Based Stent

April 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Disovable stent to aid cardiovascular surgery
With an extruded sucrose material, engineers at the University of Nebraska have created a resorbable [MORE]

Sweat Patch Diagnostics

April 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sensor to measure chemical contents in sweat
Sweat is a diagnostic fluid, with varying levels of chloride, glucose, and lactate.  To [MORE]

A Retrievable Sponge for Diagnosing Esophageal Cancer

April 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Esophageal sponge collects genetic material for diagnosis
In order to retrieve biomarkers for cancer of the esophagus, a doctor at The [MORE]

Machine Learning in the ICU

April 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood testing
You might say that a serious illness, as those that go to an ICU, is a kind of math [MORE]

Predictive Protein Profile of Alzheimer’s Disease

April 9, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Protein changes in blood forecasts Alzheimers
This may be your father’s NFL or your mother’s, though in this case NfL refers [MORE]