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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:

Prototype for 3-D Printed Bionic Eye

October 30, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prototype for bionic eye
Following past success with bionic skin and a bionic ear, engineers at the University of Minnesota have [MORE]

Bioengineered Lungs Transplanted into Pigs

October 30, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

UTMB researchers transplant bioengineered lung
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston) have shown that they could, in pigs, [MORE]

MIT’s Physiome-on-a-Chip

October 30, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Physiome-on-a-Chip
The human body has nearly 80 organs (depending on their definitions).  Knowing how a drug interacts with these different [MORE]

New Materials for 3-D Printing; Medical

October 30, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
TLIF spine spacer
FibreTuff (Toledo, OH) compounds cellulose with two thermoplastics and processes them into a powder for 3-D printing.  With [MORE]

Prospects for CRISPR in the Clinic

October 30, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ex vivo CRISPR infographic
It is now more than a quarter century since the first authorized gene therapy clinical trial took [MORE]

T-Cell Engineering via Non-Viral Gene Editing

October 30, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Genetically reprogrammed human T cells
Viral vectors have been the workhorses of gene transfer since the 1980s, but they always have [MORE]

Dental Value of Hydrogel that Stimulates Angiogenesis/Dentinogenesis

October 30, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Root canal hydrogel
Root canal treatment kills a tooth.  But researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology have demonstrated how [MORE]

Injectable Stem Cells for Muscle Repair

October 23, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Stem cell loaded hydrogel
Though the term “hydrogel” originated in the late 19th century, its modern definition as a hydrophilic crosslinked [MORE]

Picturing Blood Pressure

October 23, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Measuring BP through face scan on smartphone
A research collaboration between GE Global Research, Michigan State University and the University of [MORE]

NIH Training Set of 32,000 CT Images

October 23, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
NIH medical imaging dataset
NIH’s Clinical Center has released 32,000 annotated lesions from CT images, coming from more than 4,400 patients.  [MORE]

New process for Growing Blood Vessels

October 23, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Texas A&M new platform for forming blood vessels
Texas A&M University engineers have developed a clay-based method for slowly delivering angiogenesis [MORE]

Protein-Centered Diagnostics

October 23, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Flowchart of proteomics
This piece has a half-truth—i.e. that the diseases of aging, like Alzheimer’s and T2 diabetes, arise from aberrant [MORE]

Bioengineered Bone Grafts

October 23, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bioengineered bone grafts
At the New York Stem Cell Foundation, researchers use an innovative process to produce bone grafts in small [MORE]

Removing A and B Antigens for O Type Blood

October 23, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gut bacteria may have key to creating universal blood
It has long been known that A type blood cells have one [MORE]