Philip N. Benfey

Paul Kramer Professor of Biology

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

De Smet, Ive, Valya Vassileva, Bert De Rybel, Mitchell P. Levesque, Wim Grunewald, Daniël Van Damme, Giel Van Noorden, et al. “Receptor-like kinase ACR4 restricts formative cell divisions in the Arabidopsis root..” Science (New York, N.Y.) 322, no. 5901 (October 2008): 594–97. Full Text

Swarup, Kamal, Eva Benková, Ranjan Swarup, Ilda Casimiro, Benjamin Péret, Yaodong Yang, Geraint Parry, et al. “The auxin influx carrier LAX3 promotes lateral root emergence..” Nature Cell Biology 10, no. 8 (August 2008): 946–54. Full Text

Petricka, Jalean J., and Philip N. Benfey. “Root layers: complex regulation of developmental patterning..” Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 18, no. 4 (August 2008): 354–61. Full Text

Dinneny, José R., Terri A. Long, Jean Y. Wang, Jee W. Jung, Daniel Mace, Solomon Pointer, Christa Barron, Siobhan M. Brady, John Schiefelbein, and Philip N. Benfey. “Cell identity mediates the response of Arabidopsis roots to abiotic stress..” Science (New York, N.Y.) 320, no. 5878 (May 2008): 942–45. Full Text

Benfey, Philip N., and Thomas Mitchell-Olds. “From genotype to phenotype: systems biology meets natural variation..” Science (New York, N.Y.) 320, no. 5875 (April 2008): 495–97. Full Text

Dinneny, José R., and Philip N. Benfey. “Plant stem cell niches: standing the test of time..” Cell 132, no. 4 (February 2008): 553–57. Full Text

Long, Terri A., Siobhan M. Brady, and Philip N. Benfey. “Systems approaches to identifying gene regulatory networks in plants..” Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology 24 (January 2008): 81–103. Full Text

Colinas, Juliette, Scott C. Schmidler, Gil Bohrer, Borislav Iordanov, and Philip N. Benfey. “Intergenic and genic sequence lengths have opposite relationships with respect to gene expression..” Plos One 3, no. 11 (January 2008). Full Text Open Access Copy

Brady, Siobhan M., David A. Orlando, Ji-Young Lee, Jean Y. Wang, Jeremy Koch, José R. Dinneny, Daniel Mace, Uwe Ohler, and Philip N. Benfey. “A high-resolution root spatiotemporal map reveals dominant expression patterns..” Science 318, no. 5851 (November 2, 2007): 801–6. Full Text

Cui, Hongchang, Mitchell P. Levesque, Teva Vernoux, Jee W. Jung, Alice J. Paquette, Kimberly L. Gallagher, Jean Y. Wang, Ikram Blilou, Ben Scheres, and Philip N. Benfey. “An evolutionarily conserved mechanism delimiting SHR movement defines a single layer of endodermis in plants..” Science (New York, N.Y.) 316, no. 5823 (April 2007): 421–25. Full Text