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:

Targeting Stem Cells in Treating Leukemia

January 18, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chemotherapy-free stem cell transplant for Leukemia
“In the new study, the researchers [at Washington University in St. Louis] developed a technique [MORE]

Cellular Heterogeneity in a Person’s Tumor

January 18, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Deciphering brain tumor heterogeneity
Cell biologists at the Keck School of Medicine, USC “present an integrated experimental system that connects single [MORE]

Salt in the Brain

January 18, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Inverse neurovascular coupling J
“Implementing an approach for in vivo two-photon imaging from the ventral surface of the brain, we [at [MORE]

A Novel Sweat-Collecting Patch

January 18, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cactus Spine-Inspired Sweat Collection Technology
“A team of researchers at the Pohang University of Science & Technology in South Korea created [MORE]

Photobiomodulation for Dementia

January 18, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Infrared therapy- casting dementia treatment in a new light
“Researchers [ at Durham University, UK]  have found that transcranial photobiomodulation therapy [MORE]

Dipstick Test for Simultaneous Multistep Assays

January 18, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Multistep Lateral Flow Devices for Advanced Assays
“Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a lateral flow test platform that can perform [MORE]

Predicting T2D Years in Advance

January 18, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood biomarker predicts type 2 diabetes risk
“We [at Lund University] found that higher levels of the protein follistatin circulating in [MORE]

Dendritic Hydrogels for Bacterial Resistance

January 11, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gel fights drug-resistant bacteria and induces body’s natural immune defense.
“[Bioengineers at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm] demonstrate the effect [MORE]

Electrochemical Diagnostic for Antibiotic Resistance

January 11, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electrochemical test measures antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patient samples
“Researchers at Washington State University have developed an electrochemical test that can rapidly [MORE]

Human Factors in Home Health

January 11, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Moving dialysis to home health care
“When I [Dr. Marty Schreiber, with DaVita] published my first piece on home dialysis in [MORE]

Gutenberg Gait Database

January 11, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gutenberg Gait Database
“The Gutenberg Gait Database comprises data of 350 healthy individuals recorded in our laboratory [at Johannes Gutenberg University, [MORE]

Cancer at the Stem Cell Level

January 11, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

New Technology Finds Hidden Cancer Cells
“Researchers from DTU and Copenhagen University are the first to show that protein analysis at [MORE]

No Battery Artificial Cochlea

January 11, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Battery-Free Device Acts as Artificial Cochlea
“The device [from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China] consists of barium titanate [MORE]

Better Contrast for Imaging Blood Clots in the Body

January 11, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Noninvasive imaging strategy detects dangerous blood clots in the body
“PET/CMR of [64Cu]FBP8 is able to detect acute as well as [MORE]