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:

Artificial Synapses for Artificial Intelligence

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prof. Salleo Developing Artificial Synapse
As remarkable as implanted brain devices are in restoring some forms of normal neural activity, they [MORE]

Barcoding and Tracking T-Cells in Immunotherapy

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

T-Cell (orange) in Blood
In adoptive T-cell therapy for cancer, T-cells are isolated from the patient’s blood, and then grown up [MORE]

Sequencing Every Species on Earth

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cell Types
Recently, researchers called together by the Smithsonian Initiative on Biodiversity Genomics, and the Beijing Genomics Institute, proposed launching a [MORE]

Directly Radiolabeled Nanographene for PET Imaging

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanographene Interacting with Bacteria
MRI, CT and PET imaging often rely on contrast agents to provide better pictures. Contrast agents, such [MORE]

Automated Analysis of MRI Images

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Raw Data Collected from dGEMRIC MRI Protocol
It’s not uncommon for a woman to get an MRI for breast cancer and [MORE]

Imaging Atherosclerosis with a Camera Inside Blood Vessels

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fiberoptic Scanner
Atherosclerosis—the accumulation of plaque in blood vessels, “hardening” them—is a major cause of cardiovascular disease in the heart and [MORE]

A Blood Test for Parkinson’s Disease

April 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neurofilament Staining of Human Cerebellum
When body cells die their debris ends up in blood. So, it shouldn’t come as a [MORE]

Automated Liquid Biopsy

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Volcano CTC System
Because tumor cells in blood tend to be larger than blood cells, it’s possible to separate the two [MORE]

Stanford’s “Nanostraws” for Cell Sampling

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nicholas Melosh Developed Non-Destructive Cell Sampling System
To find out what chemical reactions are going on within a cell, the most [MORE]

Applying Artificial Intelligence to Diabetes Management

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Diabetes Mellitus
A new diabetes management system that relies on wearable stickers (i.e. biometric sensors) and a self-optimizing algorithm to track [MORE]

Improved Cell Culturing for CAR-T Therapy

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

CAR-T cell therapy for cancer has been more promising than performing so far, partly because T-cells that can recognize protein [MORE]

Optical Fiber Blood Test for Finding Clots During Surgery

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Professor Dogariu and Student Guzman-Sepulveda Developed Surgical Blood Monitor
University of Central Florida scientists have developed a means for giving surgeons [MORE]

Technology Review’s List of Breakthroughs

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Paralysis Stopper
Brain implants, gene therapy, and The Cell Atlas are among the ten things TR sees a technological breakthroughs this [MORE]

Creating Tumor Cell Receptors That Weren’t There Naturally

April 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cancer Cells
Inserting a unique small molecule azides (sugar) into triple negative breast cancer cells created a receptor in those cells [MORE]