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:

Mouse Thyroid Bioprinted in Space

January 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Bioprinting organs in space
Last month, the Russian news agency reported that astronauts aboard the International Space Station used the [MORE]

Making Nanoparticles Stick in the Liver

January 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanoparticles with hairy polymer shells
Various kinds of nanoparticles are possible drug delivery vehicles in the body.  This report tells of [MORE]

Optical “Waveguides” in Medical Devices

January 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Waveguide fabrication
This from EPFL engineers in Lausanne, Switzerland: “For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as [MORE]

Post-Surgical Gel Prevents Tumor Recurrence

January 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Post-surgery healing gel
A collaboration between researchers at UCLA, UNC and two Chinese universities has “developed an in situ formed immunotherapeutic [MORE]

Automated Heart Screening

January 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Eko-Mayo Clinic Smart stethoscope
A stethoscope, hung casually around a physician’s neck, is as evocative of the profession as a white [MORE]

Precision Diagnostics at Home for Autoimmune Diseases

January 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

New DxCollect collector for home use
DxTerity (Rancho Dominguez, CA) has introduced an autoimmune profile test for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, [MORE]

The Scientist’s Top 10 Innovations of 2018

January 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fluidity One fluidic analytics
Here are ten notable technologies from “Cyto-Mine” that automatically performs all the steps in antibody discovery, to [MORE]

Platelets Grown from Adipose Stem Cells

January 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Platelets grown from stem cells
Human donors supply some 4.5 million platelet units worldwide each year.  Shortages exist because donated platelets [MORE]


January 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR-Cas9 Editing of the Genome
CRISPR-Cas9, as its name indicates, is a two-part technology.  CRISPR locates a target sequence, and Cas [MORE]

Digital Health Devices in Clinical Trials

January 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Digital devices and clinical trials J
Five issues confront digital devices moving into clinical practice: usability, accuracy, safety, convenience, ease of [MORE]

Microneedle Patch Repairs Heart Damage

January 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microneedle patch for heart repair
Chinese and American engineers have designed a “patch” which is applied to a damaged area on [MORE]

Another Stab at a Glucose Monitoring Watch

January 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

K Watch for glucose monitoring
“PKvitality, a company based outside of Paris, France, has announced that it’s getting ever closer to [MORE]

Pioneering Study of AI in Heart Medicine

January 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Echocardiogram using BayLabs’ EchoGPS system
Bay Labs (San Francisco) and Northwestern Medicine (Chicago) are clinically testing Bay Labs’ EchoGPS program for [MORE]

Engineering New Wrists

January 8, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prosthetic wrist
Biomedical engineers at Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) have built an artificial wrist prosthetic.  “The new artificial joint [MORE]