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:

Overview of Automating Gene and Cell Therapies

October 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

The future of genetic medicine
“There are now 22 cell and gene therapies of various kinds approved in the U.S.”  This [MORE]

Detecting Gliomas in Spinal Fluid, Plasma and Urine

October 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Free DNA in plasma and urine
“We [University of Cambridge] determined the glioma-derived DNA fraction in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), plasma, and [MORE]

An Insulin Switch

October 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Synthetic switch into insulin
“To test the functional coupling between insulin’s “hinge opening” and receptor activation, we [Indiana University] inserted an [MORE]

Heart Organoids Screen for SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Inhibiting Drugs

October 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human embryonic stem cells derived cardiomyocytes screen SAR-CoV-2
“We [University of Cambridge] outline a screening platform using human embryonic stem cell-derived [MORE]

Freeze-Dried Cells in the Mail

October 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Freeze-dried mouse sperm sent by mail
Reproductive biologists at the University of Yamanashi (Japan) “recently sent mouse sperm that was freeze-dried [MORE]

Genetics-Based Blood Test for Glaucoma

October 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Testing for glaucoma
“A new genetics-based blood test for glaucoma is 15 times better than current methods at identifying high-risk individuals [MORE]

Understanding “Fine Grain Differentiation” in the Liver

October 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Embryos and core signaling  pathways
Success with growing artificial organs depends on understanding the signaling pathways that cause cell development at [MORE]

Nobel Physiology or Medicine Winners, 2021 

October 12, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nobel-Prize-Medicine 2021
“Our ability to sense heat, cold and touch is essential for survival and underpins our interaction with the world [MORE]

COVID PutsTtelemedicine Over the Top

October 12, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

The pandemic made telemedicine an instant hit
Telemedicine has existed almost as long as the telephone, or at least since the [MORE]

Online Portal for Hearing Loss Research

October 12, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hearing loss data base
“Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) launched a new online tool that could [MORE]

“Cellufacturing” Human Milk

October 12, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

This piece is from a corporate news release, but stunning none the less.  “Eighteen months after creating the world’s first [MORE]

“Veritable Protein Almanac of the World”

October 12, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

DeepMind’s AlphaFold AI predicts protein structures with game-changing accuracy
DeepMind, Google’s artificial intelligence company which is located in London, announced its [MORE]

Nanoparticles that Control Neurons

October 12, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanoparticles create heat from light to manipulate electrical activity in neurons
Engineers at “Washington University in St. Louis [are] using nanoparticles [MORE]

World’s Largest Browsable Resource Linking Rare Protein-Coding Genetic Variants to Human Health and Disease

October 12, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Genebass resource linking protein-coding variants to health and disease
“Genebass [sic] is a resource of exome-based association statistics, made available to [MORE]