Dr. Pat O'Farrell, a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco leads a lab that is interested in the decoding of biological information to produce functional structures at the level of cells and organisms. They focus on the control of the cell cycle during development using Drosophila genetics, molecular biology and fancy microscopy. The O'Farrell lab are examining temporal coordination of early embryonic cell cycles with development. Having found that slowing early rapid cell cycles is due to prolongation of S phase, the period of DNA replication, they are studying this control. UCSF Profiles Page for Patrick O'FarrellBack to the top...