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
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Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-7338


  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1986

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

Sozzani, R, Cui, H, Moreno-Risueno, MA, Busch, W, Van Norman, JM, Vernoux, T, Brady, SM, Dewitte, W, Murray, JAH, and Benfey, PN. "Spatiotemporal regulation of cell-cycle genes by SHORTROOT links patterning and growth." Nature 466, no. 7302 (July 1, 2010): 128-132. Full Text

Long, TA, Tsukagoshi, H, Busch, W, Lahner, B, Salt, DE, and Benfey, PN. "The bHLH transcription factor POPEYE regulates response to iron deficiency in Arabidopsis roots." Plant Cell 22, no. 7 (July 2010): 2219-2236. Full Text

Orlando, DA, Brady, SM, Fink, TMA, Benfey, PN, and Ahnert, SE. "Detecting separate time scales in genetic expression data. (Published online)" BMC Genomics 11 (June 16, 2010): 381-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Carlsbecker, A, Lee, J-Y, Roberts, CJ, Dettmer, J, Lehesranta, S, Zhou, J, Lindgren, O, Moreno-Risueno, MA, Vatén, A, Thitamadee, S, Campilho, A, Sebastian, J, Bowman, JL, Helariutta, Y, and Benfey, PN. "Cell signalling by microRNA165/6 directs gene dose-dependent root cell fate." Nature 465, no. 7296 (May 20, 2010): 316-321. Full Text

Busch, W, and Benfey, PN. "Information processing without brains--the power of intercellular regulators in plants." Development 137, no. 8 (April 2010): 1215-1226. (Review) Full Text Open Access Copy

Moreno-Risueno, MA, Busch, W, and Benfey, PN. "Omics meet networks - using systems approaches to infer regulatory networks in plants." Curr Opin Plant Biol 13, no. 2 (April 2010): 126-131. (Review) Full Text

Benfey, PN, Bennett, M, and Schiefelbein, J. "Getting to the root of plant biology: impact of the Arabidopsis genome sequence on root research." Plant J 61, no. 6 (March 2010): 992-1000. (Review) Full Text

Iyer-Pascuzzi, AS, Symonova, O, Mileyko, Y, Hao, Y, Belcher, H, Harer, J, Weitz, JS, and Benfey, PN. "Imaging and analysis platform for automatic phenotyping and trait ranking of plant root systems." Plant Physiol 152, no. 3 (March 2010): 1148-1157. Full Text

De Smet, I, Lau, S, Voss, U, Vanneste, S, Benjamins, R, Rademacher, EH, Schlereth, A, De Rybel, B, Vassileva, V, Grunewald, W, Naudts, M, Levesque, MP, Ehrismann, JS, Inzé, D, Luschnig, C, Benfey, PN, Weijers, D, Van Montagu, MCE, Bennett, MJ, Jürgens, G, and Beeckman, T. "Bimodular auxin response controls organogenesis in Arabidopsis." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107, no. 6 (February 9, 2010): 2705-2710. Full Text