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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  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1986

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

Petricka, Jalean J., Jaimie M. Van Norman, and Philip N. Benfey. “Symmetry breaking in plants: molecular mechanisms regulating asymmetric cell divisions in Arabidopsis..” Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology 1, no. 5 (November 2009). Full Text

Cartwright, Dustin A., Siobhan M. Brady, David A. Orlando, Bernd Sturmfels, and Philip N. Benfey. “Reconstructing spatiotemporal gene expression data from partial observations..” Bioinformatics (Oxford, England) 25, no. 19 (October 2009): 2581–87. Full Text

Tromas, Alexandre, Nils Braun, Philippe Muller, Tatyana Khodus, Ivan A. Paponov, Klaus Palme, Karin Ljung, et al. “The AUXIN BINDING PROTEIN 1 is required for differential auxin responses mediating root growth..” Plos One 4, no. 9 (September 24, 2009). Full Text

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

Cui, Hongchang, and Philip N. Benfey. “Cortex proliferation: simple phenotype, complex regulatory mechanisms..” Plant Signaling & Behavior 4, no. 6 (June 15, 2009): 551–53. 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 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

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