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Michael D. Bucci

Patent Agent
Fax +1.412.355.6501
Dr. Bucci is a patent agent in the Pittsburgh office of K&L Gates LLP. He focuses his practice in the areas of patent application preparation and patent prosecution with an emphasis in biotechnology. Dr. Bucci works with a range of technologies including: gene therapy agents, genetic engineering, CRISPR gene editing systems, therapeutic stem cells, and polymers. Additionally, Dr. Bucci has experience performing prior art analyses such as landscape and freedom-to-operate studies. Dr. Bucci regularly works with both newly-formed and established clients.

Professional Background

Dr. Bucci has trained and taught in the fields of microbiology and molecular biology. He has conducted research focused on various aspects of eukaryotic molecular biology, chiefly in yeast and human viruses, and his thesis work included studies of global gene expression, autophagy, and sulfur metabolism during zinc-deficient growth. His work has been published in journals such as Genetics, Metallomics, and the Journal of Virology.

Additional Information

  • Bucci MD, Weisenhorn E, Haws S, Yao Z, Zimmerman G, Gannon M, Taggart J, Lee T, Klionsky DJ, Russell J, Coon J, and Eide DJ. 2018. An autophagy-independent role for ATG41 in sulfur metabolism during zinc deficiency. Genetics 208(3): pp. 1115–1130.
  • Wang Y, Weisenhorn E, MacDiarmid CW, Andreini C, Bucci M, Taggart J, Banci L, Russell J, Coon JJ, and Eide DJ. 2018. The cellular economy of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae zinc proteome. Metallomics 10(12): pp. 1755–1776.
  • Kirui J, Bucci MD, Poole DS, and Mehle A. 2014. Conserved features of the PB2 627 domain impact influenza virus polymerase function and replication. Journal of Virology 88(11): pp. 5977–5986.