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:


January 31, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

New CRISPR gene-editing system can “drag-and-drop” DNA in bulk
A new technique has been added to the CRISPR gene-editing toolbox. Known [MORE]

Atomic Force Microscopy-Infrared Spectroscopy

January 31, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

AFM-IR ‘sees’ the chemical structure and composition inside cells better than ever
“Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and [MORE]

Bionic Pancreas Automates Insulin Dosage

January 31, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

A bionic pancreas could solve one of the biggest challenges of diabetes
“The bionic pancreas, a credit card-sized device called an [MORE]

Soft Electronic Circuits in a Contact Lens

January 31, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Metal nanowires in capillaries
Engineers at North Carolina State University report “a micromolding-based method is reported for scalable printing of metal [MORE]

Eye Organoids

January 31, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Molecular pathology of Usher 1B patient-derived retinal organoids at single cell resolution
“Here, we [pediatric researchers at University College London] analyzed [MORE]

Organoid Topology

January 31, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Topological morphogenesis of neuroepithelial organoids
“Here we [researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany] [MORE]

Amazon Prepares to Move into Healthcare

January 31, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Amazon building healthcare
The first retail clinics in the US appeared in 2000, and quickly grew to several hundred.  Their number [MORE]

Automated Diagnosis of Lung Diseases

January 24, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Automated lung disease diagnosis
“Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS; Paisley, UK) have developed an algorithm that [MORE]

Re-evaluating Hippo Signaling in Normal Organ Growth

January 24, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hippo signaling instructs ectopic but not normal organ growth
“Mutations that cause dysregulation of the Hippo signaling pathway are known to [MORE]

Molecular Dynamics Simulation

January 24, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Martin Karplus and J. Andrew McCammon (right) attending a workshop on biomolecular dynamics organized in Sweden 1982
“In 1977, J. Andrew [MORE]

Apple Smartwatch as an ECG

January 24, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

AI assisted ECG reading from Apple Watch
“Mayo researchers interpreted Apple Watch single-lead ECGs by modifying an earlier algorithm developed for [MORE]

Organoids and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

January 24, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lab-grown brain organoids help researchers explore early stages of human brain development
“Here, we [researchers at the University of California, San [MORE]

“Medical Rejuvenation,” Medical Greed

January 24, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

How scientists want to make you young again.
“Klausner was pitching nothing less than “medical rejuvenation”—a means of taking old animals [MORE]

BodyTrak Technology

January 24, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

New BodyTrak technology monitors human body mechanics in 3D
“In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the ACM on [MORE]