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 Testicles

October 4, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Israeli lab grows proto-sperm from stem cells
“Israeli scientists believe they’ve found a way for male mice without sperm to produce [MORE]

Taping Nerve Ends Together

October 4, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

FDA clearance for surgical nerve-repairing tape
“When a peripheral nerve is injured or severed and requires surgery to repair, the standard [MORE]

AlphaFold’s Database of 200m Protein Structures

October 4, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

AlphaFold reveals the structure of the protein universe
“AlphaFold is the singular and momentous advance in life science that demonstrates the [MORE]

Continuous Real Time imaging of internal Organs

October 4, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tiny ultrasound stickers a breakthrough in continuous real-time imaging
“Engineers at MIT have designed a tiny sticker that can deliver continuous [MORE]

The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

October 4, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Aging research isn’t longevity
“Since it opened in 1999, researchers at the institute have produced a variety of discoveries, perhaps the [MORE]

Millirobots for Drug Delivery

October 4, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Stanford engineers develop tiny robots to bring health care closer to precisely targeted drug delivery
From Stanford University: “This new “spinning-enabled [MORE]

Organoids to Gastruloids

October 4, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

An early human embryo
“In 2020, a collaborative group of researchers from the University of Cambridge (UK) and the Hubrecht Institute [MORE]

SHERLOCK for RNA Editing

September 27, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR-Cas13 editing could offer new avenues for treatment
Scientists at the Broad Institute, who were involved in the technology of CRISPR [MORE]

Nanoparticles to Prevent Transplanted Organ Rejection

September 27, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

A microscopic image of endothelial cells treated with drug-loaded nanoparticles
Preventing organ rejection because of an immune response to a transplant [MORE]

An Algorithm for Arrhythmias

September 27, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Trust and the machines getting ready to play doctor
There is a high hurdle in applying artificial intelligence to clinical diagnostics—i.e. [MORE]

3-D Printed Artificial Heart

September 27, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D-printed artificial heart beats just like the real thing
This piece is about a soft artificial heart that mimics a normal [MORE]

Skin Regeneration with “Minimally Polarized Functional Units”

September 27, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Reinventing tissue regeneration, one layer at a time
According to a regenerative medicine company, Polarity TE (Salt Lake City, UT), minimally [MORE]

Metabolomics in Personalized Medicine

September 27, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

“You have tens of thousands of genes, of which tens of thousands will be expressed – and you also have [MORE]

Altering Gene Expression with Gold Nanorods and an NIR Laser

September 27, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Altering Gene Expression with Gold Nanorods and an NIR Laser
Japanese scientists have used lipid coated gold nanorods to deliver a [MORE]