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:

Stem Cell Therapy for in Utero Spina Bifida

December 6, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

World-first stem cell therapy trial treats spina bifida before birth
“In a world-first clinical trial, three babies have been born [at [MORE]

Detecting Brain Tumors in a Drop of Blood

December 6, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Surveillance of Brain Cancer Using Self-Functionalized 3D Nanoprobes for Noninvasive Liquid Biopsy
“We [at Toronto Metropolitan University] hypothesize that holistic analysis [MORE]

Lip Reading with Radio Waves

December 6, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pushing the limits of remote RF sensing by reading lips under the face mask
“This paper [from researchers at the University [MORE]

How to Make a Synthetic Cell

December 6, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Assembly of functional intreacellualr synthetic organells by droplet-based microfluidics
“In our lab, we [researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Medical [MORE]

Tooth Implanted Hearing Aid

December 6, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

False teeth could double as hearing aids
“Previous tooth-based hearing aids designs clipped onto molars and received sound wirelessly from a [MORE]

T-Shirts and Face Masks as Biosensors

December 6, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable sensors styled into t-shirts and face masks
“While wearable devices such as smartwatches have made incredible advancements in monitoring one’s [MORE]

Mucus Clearing Robotic Pill

December 6, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

RoboCap- Robotic mucus-clearing capsule for enhanced drug delivery in the gastrointestinal tract
“Oral drug delivery of proteins is limited by the [MORE]

Bionic Pancreas Improves T1D Control

November 29, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bionic pancreas improves type 1 diabetes management
“Compared to other available artificial pancreas technologies, the bionic pancreas requires less user input [MORE]

Holographic Microscopy

November 29, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

A neural network in the brain of a living mouse was observed without removing the skull
“Specifically, the researchers [in Korea] [MORE]

The Brains of Microbots

November 29, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electronic “Brains” Allow Microrobots to Walk Freely
“In a recent study published in Science Robotics, a team of researchers led by [MORE]

A “Contact Lens” for Hearing

November 29, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

“Hearing contact lens” claimed to outperform regular hearing aids
“The “alpha” hearing aid, from research at the University of Tūbingen, is [MORE]

The Er Blood Type

November 29, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

New milestone in blood sciences, Er blood type
“In this study [researchers in Britain], individuals with alloantibodies against a collection of [MORE]

Automating Diabetes Management

November 29, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Diabeloop’s insulin delivery AI boosts time in range, minimizes hypoglycemia in one-year data
“Diabeloop [Grenoble, France] has developed an artificial intelligence [MORE]

Neuroprosthesis Allows Paralyzed Man to Speak

November 29, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

‘Neuroprosthesis’ restores words to man with paralysis
“Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a “speech neuroprosthesis” that has enabled [MORE]