Welcome to the DePace Lab

We study the mechanism and evolution of transcription in animals,
using Drosophila embryos as a model system.

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Transcription is complex.

Hundreds of proteins work in concert to turn on a gene.

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Models help tackle complexity.

We use computational modeling to reason about transcription and
to design quantitative experiments that test our ideas.
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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).