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

Zhu, J, Ingram, PA, Benfey, PN, and Elich, T. "From lab to field, new approaches to phenotyping root system architecture." Curr Opin Plant Biol 14, no. 3 (June 2011): 310-317. Full Text

Moreno-Risueno, MA, and Benfey, PN. "Time-based patterning in development: The role of oscillating gene expression." Transcription 2, no. 3 (May 2011): 124-129. Full Text

Van Norman, JM, Breakfield, NW, and Benfey, PN. "Intercellular communication during plant development." Plant Cell 23, no. 3 (March 2011): 855-864. (Review) Full Text

Brady, SM, Zhang, L, Megraw, M, Martinez, NJ, Jiang, E, Yi, CS, Liu, W, Zeng, A, Taylor-Teeples, M, Kim, D, Ahnert, S, Ohler, U, Ware, D, Walhout, AJM, and Benfey, PN. "A stele-enriched gene regulatory network in the Arabidopsis root." Mol Syst Biol 7 (January 18, 2011): 459-. Full Text

Zheng, Y, Gu, S, Edelsbrunner, H, Tomasi, C, and Benfey, P. "Detailed reconstruction of 3D plant root shape." Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (2011): 2026-2033. Full Text

Pop, A, Huttenhower, C, Iyer-Pascuzzi, A, Benfey, PN, and Troyanskaya, OG. "Integrated functional networks of process, tissue, and developmental stage specific interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana. (Published online)" BMC Syst Biol 4 (December 31, 2010): 180-. Full Text

Tsukagoshi, H, Busch, W, and Benfey, PN. "Transcriptional regulation of ROS controls transition from proliferation to differentiation in the root." Cell 143, no. 4 (November 12, 2010): 606-616. Full Text

Baskin, TI, Peret, B, Baluška, F, Benfey, PN, Bennett, M, Forde, BG, Gilroy, S, Helariutta, Y, Hepler, PK, Leyser, O, Masson, PH, Muday, GK, Murphy, AS, Poethig, S, Rahman, A, Roberts, K, Scheres, B, Sharp, RE, and Somerville, C. "Shootward and rootward: peak terminology for plant polarity." Trends Plant Sci 15, no. 11 (November 2010): 593-594. (Letter) Full Text

Moreno-Risueno, MA, Van Norman, JM, Moreno, A, Zhang, J, Ahnert, SE, and Benfey, PN. "Oscillating gene expression determines competence for periodic Arabidopsis root branching." Science 329, no. 5997 (September 10, 2010): 1306-1311. Full Text