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

Benfey, PN. "Toward a systems analysis of the root." Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 77 (January 2012): 91-96. (Review) Full Text

Galkovskyi, T, Mileyko, Y, Bucksch, A, Moore, B, Symonova, O, Price, CA, Topp, CN, Iyer-Pascuzzi, AS, Zurek, PR, Fang, S, Harer, J, Benfey, PN, and Weitz, JS. "GiA Roots: software for the high throughput analysis of plant root system architecture." Bmc Plant Biology 12 (January 2012): 116-null. Full Text

Breakfield, NW, Corcoran, DL, Petricka, JJ, Shen, J, Sae-Seaw, J, Rubio-Somoza, I, Weigel, D, Ohler, U, and Benfey, PN. "High-resolution experimental and computational profiling of tissue-specific known and novel miRNAs in Arabidopsis." Genome Res 22, no. 1 (January 2012): 163-176. Full Text

Zheng, Y, Gu, S, Edelsbrunner, H, Tomasi, C, and Benfey, P. "Detailed reconstruction of 3D plant root shape." Proceedings of the Ieee International Conference on Computer Vision (December 1, 2011): 2026-2033. Full Text

Iyer-Pascuzzi, AS, Jackson, T, Cui, H, Petricka, JJ, Busch, W, Tsukagoshi, H, and Benfey, PN. "Cell identity regulators link development and stress responses in the Arabidopsis root." Developmental Cell 21, no. 4 (October 2011): 770-782. Full Text

Petricka, JJ, and Benfey, PN. "Reconstructing regulatory network transitions." Trends in Cell Biology 21, no. 8 (August 2011): 442-451. (Review) Full Text

Benfey, PN. "Taking a developmental perspective on systems biology." Dev Cell 21, no. 1 (July 19, 2011): 27-28. Full Text

Zhu, J, Ingram, PA, Benfey, PN, and Elich, T. "From lab to field, new approaches to phenotyping root system architecture." Current Opinion in Plant Biology 14, no. 3 (June 2011): 310-317. Full Text

Moreno-Risueno, MA, and Benfey, PN. "Time-based patterning in development: The role of oscillating gene expression." Transcription 2, no. 3 (May 2011): 124-129. Full Text

Van Norman, JM, Breakfield, NW, and Benfey, PN. "Intercellular communication during plant development." Plant Cell 23, no. 3 (March 2011): 855-864. (Review) Full Text