Philip N. Benfey

Paul Kramer Professor of Biology in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-7338


  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1986

  • B.S., University of Paris (France) 1981

Moreno-Risueno, MA, Van Norman, JM, and Benfey, PN. "Transcriptional switches direct plant organ formation and patterning." Curr Top Dev Biol 98 (2012): 229-257. (Review) Full Text

Davis, IW, Benninger, C, Benfey, PN, and Elich, T. "POWRS: position-sensitive motif discovery." PLoS One 7, no. 7 (2012): e40373-. Full Text

Petricka, JJ, Winter, CM, and Benfey, PN. "Control of Arabidopsis root development." Annu Rev Plant Biol 63 (2012): 563-590. (Review) Full Text

Stone, JE, Benfey, PN, and You, L. "Promoting collaborative interdisciplinary research at the duke center for systems biology." ACS Synthetic Biology 1, no. 5 (2012): 153-155. Full Text

Bruex, A, Kainkaryam, RM, Wieckowski, Y, Kang, YH, Bernhardt, C, Xia, Y, Zheng, X, Wang, JY, Lee, MM, Benfey, P, Woolf, PJ, and Schiefelbein, J. "A gene regulatory network for root epidermis cell differentiation in Arabidopsis." PLoS Genetics 8, no. 1 (2012). Full Text

Smet, ID, White, PJ, Bengough, AG, Dupuy, L, Parizot, B, Casimiro, I, Heidstra, R, Laskowski, M, Lepetit, M, Hochholdinger, F, Draye, X, Zhang, H, Broadley, MR, Péret, B, Hammond, JP, Fukaki, H, Mooney, S, Lynch, JP, Nacry, P, Schurr, U, Laplaze, L, Benfey, P, Beeckman, T, and Bennetta, M. "Analyzing lateral root development: How tomove forward." Plant Cell 24, no. 1 (2012): 15-20. Full Text

Benfey, PN. "Toward a systems analysis of the root." Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 77 (2012): 91-96. (Review) Full Text

Iyer-Pascuzzi, AS, Jackson, T, Cui, H, Petricka, JJ, Busch, W, Tsukagoshi, H, and Benfey, PN. "Cell identity regulators link development and stress responses in the Arabidopsis root." Dev Cell 21, no. 4 (October 18, 2011): 770-782. Full Text

Petricka, JJ, and Benfey, PN. "Reconstructing regulatory network transitions." Trends Cell Biol 21, no. 8 (August 2011): 442-451. (Review) Full Text

Benfey, PN. "Taking a developmental perspective on systems biology." Dev Cell 21, no. 1 (July 19, 2011): 27-28. Full Text