Philip N. Benfey

Paul Kramer Professor of Biology

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

Benfey, Philip N., and Kenneth D. Birnbaum. “Primer and interviews: Gene regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Interview by Julie C. Kiefer..” Developmental Dynamics : An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists 238, no. 9 (September 2009): 2449–58. Full Text

Benfey, Philip N., Hongchang Cui, Richard Twigg, Terri Long, Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi, Hironaka Tsukagoshi, Rosangela Sozzani, Terry Jackson, Jaimie Van Norman, and Miguel Moreno-Risueno. “Development rooted in interwoven networks.” Developmental Biology 331, no. 2 (July 2009): 386–386. Full Text

Petersson, Sara V., Annika I. Johansson, Mariusz Kowalczyk, Alexander Makoveychuk, Jean Y. Wang, Thomas Moritz, Markus Grebe, Philip N. Benfey, Göran Sandberg, and Karin Ljung. “An auxin gradient and maximum in the Arabidopsis root apex shown by high-resolution cell-specific analysis of IAA distribution and synthesis..” The Plant Cell 21, no. 6 (June 2, 2009): 1659–68. Full Text

Cui, Hongchang, and Philip N. Benfey. “Interplay between SCARECROW, GA and LIKE HETEROCHROMATIN PROTEIN 1 in ground tissue patterning in the Arabidopsis root..” The Plant Journal : For Cell and Molecular Biology 58, no. 6 (June 2009): 1016–27. Full Text

Iyer-Pascuzzi, Anjali, June Simpson, Luis Herrera-Estrella, and Philip N. Benfey. “Functional genomics of root growth and development in Arabidopsis..” Current Opinion in Plant Biology 12, no. 2 (April 2009): 165–71. Full Text

Iyer-Pascuzzi, Anjali S., and Philip N. Benfey. “Transcriptional networks in root cell fate specification..” Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta 1789, no. 4 (April 2009): 315–25. Full Text

Gallagher, Kimberly L., and Philip N. Benfey. “Both the conserved GRAS domain and nuclear localization are required for SHORT-ROOT movement..” The Plant Journal : For Cell and Molecular Biology 57, no. 5 (March 2009): 785–97. Full Text

Orlando, David A., Siobhan M. Brady, Jeremy D. Koch, José R. Dinneny, and Philip N. Benfey. “Manipulating large-scale Arabidopsis microarray expression data: identifying dominant expression patterns and biological process enrichment..” Methods in Molecular Biology (Clifton, N.J.) 553 (January 2009): 57–77. Full Text

Cui, H., and P. N. Benfey. “Cortex proliferation: Simple phenotype, complex regulatory mechanisms.” Plant Signaling and Behavior 4, no. 6 (2009): 551–53. Full Text

Chaudhuri, Bhavna, Friederike Hörmann, Sylvie Lalonde, Siobhan M. Brady, David A. Orlando, Philip Benfey, and Wolf B. Frommer. “Protonophore- and pH-insensitive glucose and sucrose accumulation detected by FRET nanosensors in Arabidopsis root tips..” The Plant Journal : For Cell and Molecular Biology 56, no. 6 (December 2008): 948–62. Full Text