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:

Personalized Knee Replacement

September 21, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Personalised high tibial osteotomy
“The aim of this study was to investigate the safety of the new personalised treatment [for tibial [MORE]

Gene Editing for Cystic Fibrosis

September 21, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Evaluating CRISPR-based prime editing for cancer modeling
“Prime editing is a recently reported genome editing tool using a nickase-cas9 fused to [MORE]

Glycopolymer Coating to Prevent Organ Rejection

September 21, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Drs. Siren and Kizhakkedathu in the lab at UBC’s Centre for Blood Research
From the University of British Columbia: “Researchers have [MORE]

Bladder on a Chip and Bladder Organoids

September 21, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bladder-on-a-chip and organoids reveal dynamics or UTIs
“Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland developed two complementary benchtop [MORE]

Cultured Tissue: Mimicking a Beating Heart

September 21, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart Model Simulates Mechanical Load on Cardiac Tissues
“Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, along with collaborators in the Netherlands, have developed [MORE]

First in vivo Use of CRISPR-Cas9 in a Human

September 21, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR-Cas9 In Vivo Gene Editing for Transthyretin Amyloidosis
“Transthyretin amyloidosis . . . is a life-threatening disease characterized by progressive accumulation [MORE]

Electric Patch Hastens Bone Healing

September 21, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Self-powered biodegradable patch zaps broken bones to heal them
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have developed an electrical patch called a fracture [MORE]


September 14, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Light-responsive nematode worms
As this piece admits, “biomedical applications may be too far away to envision” (though perhaps not for MAIN’s [MORE]

A COVID-19 and Variants Environmental Biosensor

September 14, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Soterius Scout sensor detects even asymptomatic COVID-19
“Reliable, accurate and non-invasive, the Soterius Scout sensor can deliver results within a minute [MORE]

Lab Space Architecture and Design

September 14, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Research facility design
Many if not most of MAIN’s readers work in scientific laboratories, where researchers likely had little input into [MORE]

Visualizing Metabolism

September 14, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Metabolic Processes Visualized at the Single-Cell Level
“Researchers at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and Biological Sciences [MORE]

A Dissolvable Pacemaker

September 14, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Transient pacemaker dissolves in the body after use
“In a breakthrough that could greatly ease the burden for patients recovering from [MORE]

Spray-On Hydrogel to Protect Organs after Surgery

September 14, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Spray-On Hydrogel to Prevent Post-Surgery Adhesions
“Researchers at University of California San Diego have developed a spray-on hydrogel that forms a [MORE]

Human Hearing the Ultrasonic

September 14, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Superhuman spatial hearing technology for ultrasonic frequencies
From acoustic engineers at Aalto University (Espoo, Finland): “we describe a method whereby an [MORE]