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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:

Improved Algorithm for Diagnosing Brain Disorders

August 3, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Period-based Artifact Reconstruction and Removal Method (PARRM)
“[Researchers at Brown University] develop a method, termed Period-based Artifact Reconstruction and Removal Method [MORE]

Directing Yamanaka Factors in Muscle Regeneration

August 3, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Yamanaka factors and muscle regeneration
“In muscle regeneration, Yamanaka factors seem to act on muscle stem cells called satellite cells. These [MORE]

The Human Salivary Proteome Wiki

August 3, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

diagram shows the interconnectedness of the thousands of salivary proteins
“A new digital platform, developed by researchers at the University at [MORE]

Safer Viral Vectors

August 3, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

George Church launches gene therapy startup to design safer viral vectors
A bioengineering team at Harvard “has developed a way to [MORE]

Skin Patch Device Monitors Blood Pressure and Biomarkers

August 3, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Patch tracks multiple biochemicals
In a first of its kind monitoring device, University of California at San Diego engineers have made [MORE]

Movement-Tracking Threads

August 3, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Head motion classification using thread-based sensor
“Human machine interfaces that can track head motion will result in advances in physical rehabilitation, [MORE]

Photoblueing of Organic Dyes Can Cause Artifacts in Super-Resolution Microscopy

August 3, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

How photoblueing disturbs microscopy
In super resolution fluorescence microscopy, the laser that excites organic molecules, like Cy5 dye, can have two [MORE]

Nucleic Acid Vaccines

July 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

The race for RNA vaccines
Over the past year, reports about the COVID-19 vaccines have, with good reason, dominated the medical [MORE]

Controlling Cellular Organization in 3D Printing

July 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Controlling cellular organization in bioprinting
Bioengineers at the University of Connecticut (and collaborators) present “a rapid, simple, and cost-effective approach is [MORE]

Renal Denervation via Ultrasound to Lower Blood Pressure

July 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dr.  Ajay J. Kirtane uses ultrasound for medication resistant hypertension
“Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney produced [MORE]

AI Outperforms Doctors in Predicting Heart Conditions

July 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Echocardiogram
“In a human versus AI study, researchers found that the technology was much more effective at predicting which coronavirus patients [MORE]

An Engineered Bacterium for Diagnosing a Human Disease

July 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Engineered organism could diagnose Crohn’s disease flareups
“In an important step toward the clinical application of synthetic biology, Rice University researchers [MORE]

Self-Organizing Cardioids

July 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cardioids
“With the notable exception of the human heart, lineage-specific self-organizing organoids have been reported for all major organs. Here, we [MORE]

Electrochemical Device for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2

July 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

One second COVID test
“Researchers at the University of Florida and the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan have developed a [MORE]