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:

Near-Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging

May 4, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Near-Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging
“Researchers at the Tokyo University of Science have applied a new imaging technique in a way that may [MORE]

Regenerating Bone from Stem Cells

May 4, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Regenerating bone from stem cells
“This study reports the in vitro differentiation of human bone marrow stromal cells into a functional [MORE]

Contact Lenses that Correct Color Blindness

May 4, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Contact lenses that correct color blindness
“In this study, gold nanoparticles are integrated into contact lens material, thus forming nanocomposite contact [MORE]

Cells Responsible for Liver Regeneration

May 4, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Liver sections show hepatocytes and their zone in the liver
Scientists at the Children’s Research Institute (University of Texas Southwest Medical [MORE]

Better Dispersion of Gold Nanoparticles

May 4, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Linear PEG (left) and cyclic PEG (right) around gold nanoparticle
From bioengineers at the Hokkaido University: “we showed that the drastic [MORE]

Single Cell Proteomics

May 4, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Single cell proteomics
This piece is an interview with a biochemist at the University of Maryland about a method for finding [MORE]

Lab Grown “Mini-Bile Ducts” for Liver Regeneration

May 4, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lab-grown mini bile ducts
“The research [from the University of Cambridge] paves the way for cell therapies to treat liver disease [MORE]

Direct Cell Reprogramming for Muscle Regeneration

April 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bioengineered hybrid muscle fiber
A research collaboration between scientists at Yonsei University in South Korea and MIT sought to address volumetric [MORE]

Blood Organoids

April 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mapping blood cell production in bone marrow
Hematopoiesis, other than taking place in bone marrow tissue, is poorly understood.  In this [MORE]

Laparoscopic Device for Locating Tumors in Lymph Nodes

April 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

SENSEI locates cancer cell in lymph nodes
An English company has developed means for finding occult tumors in lymph nodes.  They [MORE]

Engineered Neurons

April 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Superstructures formed by walking molecules help create neurons
Northwestern University bioengineers report their success in designing a superstructural material engineering functional [MORE]

The Latest Tricorder

April 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

The Covid Hunter
Some time ago, Qualcomm announced the winner of its Tricorder X Prize of $10 million.  Since then, other [MORE]

The Hearing Map

April 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mapping hearing
Researchers at Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden report: “. ..the first three-dimensional frequency analysis of the cochlea using dendritic [MORE]

Deep Learning Analyzes Red Blood Cells for Storage and Transfusion

April 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Jason Acker – uses AI to analyze red blood cells
Canadian researchers report that “a red blood cell lasts about 115 [MORE]