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Kyle Cutler


Previous positions

  • Software Systems Engineer II at Illumina
  • Junior Specialist at Beckman Laser Institute


University of California, Irvine, Master of Science (M.S.), Biomedical Engineering




  • Senior Software Systems Engineer


    June 2019 – Present(4 months)Greater San Diego Area

  • Software Systems Engineer II


    October 2016 – June 2019(2 years 8 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Working with cross functional stakeholders (Assay, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Marketing) to translate customer needs into software requirements. User story creation, refinement, prioritization, and release planning. Support design and use risk assessment and hazard identification. Roles similar to scrum master and product owner for multiple bioinformatics software team.

  • Junior Specialist

    Beckman Laser Institute

    January 2015 – September 2016(1 year 8 months)Irvine, CA

    Hardware Development and Validation Team Improve and implement high speed diffuse optical spectroscopic instruments for clinical use. Compare and quantify measurement differences due to optical fiber variations Assist with new imaging system calibration technique without the use of optical phantoms Prototype and assemble optical/electronic motion tracking hardware

  • Graduate Student Researcher

    UC Irvine – Beckman Laser Institute

    October 2012 – December 2014(2 years 2 months)Irvine, CA, United States

    Worked in Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Imaging Lab for Dr. Bruce Tromberg. Integrating new electronic motion tracking hardware to be used with handheld medical instruments. Embedded microcontroller programming (ARM/Arduino) for sensor interfacing and motion tracking algorithms. Improved and tested MATLAB computational tomography of tumors using diffuse optical measurements. Applied 3D visualization of diffuse optical measurements using Adobe Photoshop

  • Technical Aide

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

    June 2012 – September 2012(3 months)Laurel, MD

    Mechanical engineering section within APL’s Asymmetric Operations Department. Design and analysis of systems to prevent chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive threats. Solidworks, CAD, Mechanical Design.

  • Engineering Ambassador

    North Carolina State University

    July 2010 – May 2012(1 year 10 months)

    Engineering Academic Affairs. Represented North Carolina State University in various events such as Engineering Career Fair, STEM Outreach Programs, and Recruiting Information sessions. Leadership training, public speaking, presentation skills, management.

  • Technical Aide

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

    May 2011 – August 2011(3 months)Laurel, MD

    Biomechanics and Injury Mitigation Systems. MATLAB data analysis of sensors used in live fire ballistic armor and explosive tests. High strain rate material property characterization of human tissues for use in LS-DYNA FEM.

  • Tiny Biotools Lab with Dr. Glenn Walker. Designed and built a Labview based control system for low flow rate mixing of gases with various oxygen concentrations. Created and fabricated microfluidic channels to interface with system for the purpose of studying dynamic oxygen concentration on cancer metastasis. Control Systems, Fluid mechanics, Microfabrication.


  • University of California, Irvine

    Master of Science (M.S.), Biomedical Engineering

    2012 – 2014

    Research completed in Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Imaging Lab, under Dr. Bruce Tromberg within the Beckman Laser Institute

  • North Carolina State University

    Bachelors of Science, Biomedical Engineering

    2008 – 2012

    Activities and Societies

    Engineering Ambassadors, Engineers’ Council, BMES


  • A microfluidic device to study cancer metastasis under chronic and intermittent hypoxia


    October 2014

    Metastatic cancer cells must traverse a microenvironment ranging from extremely hypoxic, within the tumor, to highly oxygenated, within the host’s vasculature. Tumor hypoxia can be further characterized by regions of both chronic and intermittent hypoxia. We present the design and characterization of a microfluidic device that can simultaneously mimic the oxygenation conditions observed within the tumor and model the cell migration and intravasation processes. This device can generate spatial oxygen gradients of chronic hypoxia and produce dynamically changing hypoxic microenvironments in long-term culture of cancer cells.

    Authors (7):
    • Kyle Cutler,
    • Kyle Cutler,
    • Kyle Cutler,
    • Kyle Cutler,
    • Kyle Cutler,
    • Glenn Walker,
    • Kyle Cutler


  • Senior Design RAMIS

    August 2011 – May 2012

    Designed novel delivery system to allow physicians to keep radioactive microspheres in suspension while performing microsphere brachytherapy.

    Team Members (4):
    • Kyle Cutler,
    • Keval Desai,
    • Kyle Cutler,
    • William Stoy

Skills & Expertise

  • Scaled Agile Framework
  • Matlab
  • Biomaterials
  • JIRA
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Simulations
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Testing
  • SolidWorks
  • Optics
  • LabVIEW
  • JAMA
  • Microcontrollers
  • Microfluidics
  • Biomechanics


  • Certified Solidworks Associate

    DS Solidworks Corporation, License C-684T5G9YD9

    May 2015

  • SAFe 4 Certified Program Consultant

    Scaled Agile, Inc., License 39475931-3408

    November 2017 – November 2018