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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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