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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:

LLNL’ Brain Chip

February 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain-on-a-Chip
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is best known for developing advanced technologies for national security (i.e. nuclear weapons). But actually, it [MORE]

A Patch Against Body Fat

February 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Patch to Change Body Fat
Researchers in Singapore have used a body patch studded with microneedles that slowly dissolve releasing either [MORE]

Fiber Optic Microbeam for Treating Brain Tumors

February 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fiber Optic Sensor
Microbeam radiation therapy has been used for about 20 years to treat brain tumors. In MRT, a collimator [MORE]

Acid-Tolerant Fluorescent Markers

February 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Green Fluorescent Proteins from Jellyfish
Green fluorescent proteins are widely used in basic science experiments, but in clinical medicine they are [MORE]

Gut Microbiome and the Efficacy of Cancer Drugs

February 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gut Bacteria by NIH
This piece reviews studies of the relationship between gut bacteria profiles and the effectiveness of anticancer drugs. [MORE]

Injectable Wireless Neurostimulator

February 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neurostimulator
Draper Lab (Cambridge, MA) announced late last year that its engineers had developed an injectable neurostimulator, coated with epoxy, which [MORE]

Implantable Robot Spurs Tissue Regeneration

February 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Implantable Robotic Device Lengthens Esophagus
Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital report proof of concept that implantable robots can cause organ growth [MORE]

Nanowire Brush Collects Cancer Biomarkers in Urine

February 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Extracellular Vesicle Capture
Last week, we had a piece from Aalto University in Finland about a plasmonic biosensor that detects exosomes [MORE]

A Skin Patch against Antibiotic Resistance

February 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Large Scale Model of Antibiotic Microneedle Patch
Oral antibiotics are absorbed through the intestines, and because not all of the drug [MORE]

Gene Editing without Cutting DNA

February 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gene Editing
Salk Institute scientists have demonstrated how it’s possible to use two genetically engineered AAV vectors that result is altering [MORE]

AI Applied to Cancer

February 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Berg Researcher Processes Samples for Study
The US Defense Department is funding a big data study of breast cancer. The work [MORE]

Magnetic Micro-Robots in Medicine

February 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microrobots
Collaborating Chinese and British scientists have developed magnetic micro-robots from spirulina algae with a magnetic coating, and delivered them to [MORE]

Unintended Sensor Discovery

February 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Detection Device
Imagine a combination electrophoresis box, nanopore sequencer and microfluidics device all in a very, very tiny package and [MORE]

Lab of the Future

February 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

BioBright Smart Lab
What would the amalgamation of microfluidics, robotics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning do for laboratory research? [MORE]