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, Busch, W, Spalding, EP, and Benfey, PN. "Advanced imaging techniques for the study of plant growth and development." Trends in Plant Science 19, no. 5 (January 1, 2014): 304-310. (Review) Full Text

Vilarrasa-Blasi, J, González-García, M-P, Frigola, D, Fàbregas, N, Alexiou, KG, López-Bigas, N, Rivas, S, Jauneau, A, Lohmann, JU, Benfey, PN, Ibañes, M, and Caño-Delgado, AI. "Regulation of plant stem cell quiescence by a brassinosteroid signaling module." Developmental Cell 30, no. 1 (2014): 36-47. Full Text

Iyer-Pascuzzi, AS, Zurek, PR, and Benfey, PN. "High-throughput, noninvasive imaging of root systems." Methods in Molecular Biology 959 (December 1, 2013): 177-187. Full Text

Van Norman, JM, Xuan, W, Beeckman, T, and Benfey, PN. "To branch or not to branch: the role of pre-patterning in lateral root formation." Development 140, no. 21 (November 2013): 4301-4310. (Review) Full Text

Li, S, Liberman, LM, Mukherjee, N, Benfey, PN, and Ohler, U. "Integrated detection of natural antisense transcripts using strand-specific RNA sequencing data." Genome Research 23, no. 10 (October 2013): 1730-1739. Full Text

Sparks, E, Wachsman, G, and Benfey, PN. "Spatiotemporal signalling in plant development." Nature Reviews. Genetics 14, no. 9 (September 2013): 631-644. (Review) Full Text

Moubayidin, L, Di Mambro, R, Sozzani, R, Pacifici, E, Salvi, E, Terpstra, I, Bao, D, van Dijken, A, Dello Ioio, R, Perilli, S, Ljung, K, Benfey, PN, Heidstra, R, Costantino, P, and Sabatini, S. "Spatial coordination between stem cell activity and cell differentiation in the root meristem." Developmental Cell 26, no. 4 (August 2013): 405-415. Full Text

Topp, CN, Iyer-Pascuzzi, AS, Anderson, JT, Lee, C-R, Zurek, PR, Symonova, O, Zheng, Y, Bucksch, A, Mileyko, Y, Galkovskyi, T, Moore, BT, Harer, J, Edelsbrunner, H, Mitchell-Olds, T, Weitz, JS, and Benfey, PN. "3D phenotyping and quantitative trait locus mapping identify core regions of the rice genome controlling root architecture." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110, no. 18 (April 11, 2013): E1695-E1704. Full Text

Liberman, LM, and Benfey, PN. "Polarized radicals." Cell 153, no. 2 (April 11, 2013): 285-286. Full Text

Moussaieff, A, Rogachev, I, Brodsky, L, Malitsky, S, Toal, TW, Belcher, H, Yativ, M, Brady, SM, Benfey, PN, and Aharoni, A. "High-resolution metabolic mapping of cell types in plant roots." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110, no. 13 (March 26, 2013): E1232-E1241. Full Text