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:

Bone Regeneration for Dental Implants

June 6, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Attracting stem cells and facilitating bone regeneration by adhesive protein
From Pohang University, South Korea: “Here, a cell recognitive osteogenic barrier [MORE]

Stem Cells that Generate Jaws

June 6, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

USC Stem Cell scientists chew on the mysteries of jaw development (green – skeletal and magenta – cartilaginous)
“The skeleton, tendons, [MORE]

Blood Biomarkers for Anxiety

June 6, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Toward precision medicine for anxiety disorders.
“We (Indiana University School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry) endeavored to discover blood biomarkers for [MORE]

Neuralink Denied Human Trial

June 6, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

US regulators rejected Elon Musk’s bid to test brain chips in humans
“Neuralink’s regulatory struggles stem largely from its culture of [MORE]

Peptide Nasal Spray for Motor Neuron Disease and Dementia

June 6, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Scientists discover how to prevent death of nerve cells in most common genetic forms of MND and dementia
“Researchers from the [MORE]

Organoid Intelligence (OI)

June 6, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Introducing organoid intelligence- human brain cells that power biocomputers
“An international research collaboration led by scientists at Johns Hopkins University (MD, [MORE]

Biobatteries for Ingestibles

June 6, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

A new biobattery could power ingestible cameras in the small intestine
“A biobattery that is safe to swallow and power ingestible [MORE]

Cell Therapy for Heart Failure

May 30, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cell therapy for Heart Failure Texas Heart Institute
From the Texas Heart Institute: “Investigators in this landmark clinical trial have shown [MORE]

3D Printing Inside the Body

May 30, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Novel robotic system can 3D print cells onto organs inside the body
“The potential for 3D bioprinting has been further expanded [MORE]

Hydrogel Oxygen Reservoirs for Nerve Regeneration

May 30, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hydrogel oxygen reservoirs increase functional integration of neural stem cell grafts by meeting metabolic demands
“Here we [Australian scientists] engineer a [MORE]

Screening for Circulating Tumor Cells with a Microfluidics Device

May 30, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

New technology to improve cancer detection and treatment
“Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney have developed a new device that [MORE]

CRISPR Edited Organoids for Studying Fatty Liver Disease

May 30, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

NAFLD organoids offer insights and identify a potential therapeutic gene target
“Despite being an earlier disease stage, there’s relatively little focus [MORE]

Personalized Heart Models in Valve Replacements

May 30, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

TAVR placement gets optimized with use of pumping, 3D-printed hearts by MIT researchers
“There are no treatments for aortic stenosis, a [MORE]

Automated Skin Modeling

May 30, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Automated epidermal thickness quantification of in vitro human skin equivalents using optical coherence tomography
“Human skin equivalents (HSEs) are in vitro [MORE]