Welcome to the DePace Lab We study the mechanism and evolution of transcription in animals, using Drosophila embryos as a model system. Learn more Transcription is complex. Hundreds of proteins work in concert to turn on a gene. Learn more Models help tackle complexity. We use computational modeling to reason about transcription and to design quantitative experiments that test our ideas. Learn more About Us We are an interdisciplinary group in the Systems Biology Department at Harvard Medical School. Lab culture We have created a collaborative, supportive, creative lab environment in multiple, concrete ways. Open science We publish our work open-access and make all of our data public to speed up science. (And make it more fun).