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:

50 Neuropathology Assays in One Genetic Test

May 17, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tandem repeated expression disorders
“We [researchers with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia] describe the use of programmable targeted [MORE]

A More Accurate Cas9 for Gene Editing

May 17, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Structural basis for mismatch surveillance by CRISPR–Cas9
“Here we [researchers at the University of Texas at Austin] used kinetics-guided cryo-electron microscopy [MORE]

How Long Does Gene Editing Last?

May 17, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

How long doe gene editing last?
“. . . Intellia [Cambridge, MA] is presenting additional data from the phase 1 trial [MORE]

An Autonomous UVC-light Disinfecting Robot

May 17, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

“To create the mobile ADIBOT-A, UBTECH (Shenzhen, China) incorporated lidar sensors at the top and base of the robot. These [MORE]

CureVac’s “RNA Printer”

May 17, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

CureVac launches RNA Printer GmbH
“CureVac, a German biotech, formed a new subsidiary centered on the company’s RNA Printer technology that [MORE]

Blockchain in Healthcare

May 17, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Block chain in healthcare
“Patient data can be kept on blockchain ledge and patients and doctors can be secure in knowing [MORE]

Amazon’s Move in Telehealth

May 17, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Amazon’s Alexa lets customers avail voice-activated virtual healthcare
“Amazon customers with Alexa-enabled devices can now get on-demand medical care through the [MORE]

UCLA and Collaborators Create a Road Map for Blood Stem Cell Maturation

May 10, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human blood stem cells emerging from specialized endothelial cells in the wall of an embryonic aorta
“The data make it possible [MORE]

A Biomimetic Retina

May 10, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

A flexible capacitive photoreceptor for the biomimetic retina
“There is a dire need for devices to mimic the retina’s photoreceptors that [MORE]

Tracking Blood Clotting at Home with a Smartphone

May 10, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Clotting Test on a Smartphone
“Researchers at the University of Washington have developed smartphone-based technology that can allow someone to [MORE]

BP Reading by a Robot’s Touch

May 10, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D printed leech-inspired origami dry electrodes for electrophysiology sensing robots
“In this study [from researchers at Simon Fraser University], based on [MORE]

Surgical Robot Allows Remote Stroke Treatment

May 10, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT surgical robot could let surgeons remotely treat stroke victims
From MIT engineers: “[The robot] incorporates an articulated robotic arm with [MORE]

Cleveland Clinic’s Top Innovations, 2022

May 10, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Implantable brain-computer interface technology for severe paralysis
Here’s the list:  “Next generation of mRNA vaccinology; PSMA-targeted therapy in prostate cancer; Inclisiran, [MORE]

The Synbio Gold Rush to Mother’s Milk

May 10, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hacking mother’s milk
“Imagine we created a dream food—a superfood—something which, if consumed more widely could reduce cancer risk, boost our [MORE]