Robert R. Puccinelli

Refer to downloadable version above for contact information and experience details

EDUCATION:

B.S. Physics 2010 - 2014
B.S. Biological Sciences
University of California, Merced

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Research Associate II Jun. 2017 - present
Bioengineering Team - Hardware Development
Rafael Gómez-Sjöberg, PhD; Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Life Sciences Research Professional Sep. 2014 - May 2017
High-Throughput Analysis of DNA-Protein Biophysical Interactions
Polly Fordyce, PhD; Stanford University

Undergraduate Research Assistant Jan. 2013 - Oct. 2014
Influence of Nanoscale Topography on Actin Dynamics
Ajay Gopinathan, PhD; University of California, Merced

Undergraduate Research Assistant Oct. 2011 - May 2013
Influence of Nanoscale Topography and Electrical Stimulation on Stem Cell Fate
Kara McCloskey, PhD; University of California, Merced

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Fab in Lab, UCSF Spring 2019
Instructors: Joseph DeRisi and Wallace Marshall
Teaching Staff: Rafael Gomez-Sjoberg, Eric Lam, Paul Lebel, Kevin Yamuchi, Joanna Cabrera, Robert Puccinelli
BP 219


Microfluidic Device Design Laboratory, Stanford Winter 2017
Instructors: Stephen Quake and Polly Fordyce
Teaching Staff: Kara Brower, Diego Oyarzun, Adam White, Robert Puccinelli
BIOE 301D/GENE 207

PUBLICATIONS


Single-cell transcriptomics of 20 mouse organs creates a Tabula Muris. Tabula Muris Consortium; Overall coordination; Logistical coordination; Organ collection and processing; Library preparation and sequencing; Computational data analysis; Cell type annotation; Writing group; Supplemental text writing group; Principal investigators.
Nature. 2018 Oct; 562(7727):367-372.


An Open-Source, Programmable Pneumatic Setup for Operation and Automated Control of Single- and Multi-Layer Microfluidic Devices. Brower K, Puccinelli R, Markin CJ, Shimko TC, Longwell SA, Cruz B, Gomez-Sjoberg R, Fordyce PM.
HardwareX. 2018 Apr; 3:117-134.


Optimized Sequence Library Design for Efficient In Vitro Interaction Mapping. Orenstein Y, Puccinelli R, Kim R, Fordyce P, Berger B.
Cell Syst. 2017 Sep 27; 5(3):230-236.e5.

PRESENTATIONS/POSTERS:

2016 Stanford Department of Genetics Annual Retreat Sep. 2016
Poster Presentation: Influence of Flanking Sequences in Transcription Factor - DNA Binding
Robert R. Puccinelli and Polly M. Fordyce

2015 Stanford Department of Genetics Annual Retreat Sep. 2015
Poster Presentation: Resolving functional networks in a highly proficient enzyme
C. Markin, R. Puccinelli, C. Guegler, F. Sunden, I. AlSadhan, P. Fordyce, D. Herschlag

2014 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition, UC Merced Mar. 2014
Poster Presentation: Modeling Actin Dynamics on Nanoscale Topography
Robert R. Puccinelli and Ajay Gopinathan
*Certificate of Achievement awarded for best poster presentation*

Student Research Poster Competition, UC Merced Mar. 2013
Poster Presentation: Roles for Electrical and Topographical Cues in the Maturation of Derived Cardiomyocytes
Robert R. Puccinelli, William S. Turner, Kara E. McCloskey

Sixth Annual Summer Research Symposium, UC Merced Aug. 2012
Poster Presentation: Combinatorial Effects of Nanoscale Topography and Electrical Stimulation in Stem Cell Fate
Robert R. Puccinelli, William S. Turner, Kara E. McCloskey

AWARDS/HONORS:

Graduation with Honors, University of California, Merced 2014
Outstanding Student Award, University of California, Merced 2014
Best Poster Presentation, UC Merced Research Week 2014
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America 2007




INTERESTS:

  • Biological-Microelectrocmechanical Systems
  • Biomedical Microfluidics
  • Biosensor Engineering and Development
  • In-field Data Transmission
  • Embedded Systems
  • Instrumentation Programming and Control
  • Mechatronics
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Pathogen Detection and Identification