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

Brady, SM, Zhang, L, Megraw, M, Martinez, NJ, Jiang, E, Yi, CS, Liu, W, Zeng, A, Taylor-Teeples, M, Kim, D, Ahnert, S, Ohler, U, Ware, D, Walhout, AJM, and Benfey, PN. "A stele-enriched gene regulatory network in the Arabidopsis root." Molecular Systems Biology 7 (January 2011): 459-null. Full Text

Pop, A, Huttenhower, C, Iyer-Pascuzzi, A, Benfey, PN, and Troyanskaya, OG. "Integrated functional networks of process, tissue, and developmental stage specific interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana. (Published online)" BMC Syst Biol 4 (December 31, 2010): 180-. Full Text

Tsukagoshi, H, Busch, W, and Benfey, PN. "Transcriptional regulation of ROS controls transition from proliferation to differentiation in the root." Cell 143, no. 4 (November 2010): 606-616. Full Text

Baskin, TI, Peret, B, Baluška, F, Benfey, PN, Bennett, M, Forde, BG, Gilroy, S, Helariutta, Y, Hepler, PK, Leyser, O, Masson, PH, Muday, GK, Murphy, AS, Poethig, S, Rahman, A, Roberts, K, Scheres, B, Sharp, RE, and Somerville, C. "Shootward and rootward: peak terminology for plant polarity." Trends Plant Sci 15, no. 11 (November 2010): 593-594. (Letter) Full Text

Moreno-Risueno, MA, Van Norman, JM, Moreno, A, Zhang, J, Ahnert, SE, and Benfey, PN. "Oscillating gene expression determines competence for periodic Arabidopsis root branching." Science (New York, N.Y.) 329, no. 5997 (September 2010): 1306-1311. Full Text

Long, TA, Tsukagoshi, H, Busch, W, Lahner, B, Salt, DE, and Benfey, PN. "The bHLH transcription factor POPEYE regulates response to iron deficiency in Arabidopsis roots." The Plant Cell 22, no. 7 (July 30, 2010): 2219-2236. Full Text

Sozzani, R, Cui, H, Moreno-Risueno, MA, Busch, W, Van Norman, JM, Vernoux, T, Brady, SM, Dewitte, W, Murray, JAH, and Benfey, PN. "Spatiotemporal regulation of cell-cycle genes by SHORTROOT links patterning and growth." Nature 466, no. 7302 (July 2010): 128-132. Full Text

Orlando, DA, Brady, SM, Fink, TMA, Benfey, PN, and Ahnert, SE. "Detecting separate time scales in genetic expression data. (Published online)" BMC Genomics 11 (June 16, 2010): 381-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Carlsbecker, A, Lee, J-Y, Roberts, CJ, Dettmer, J, Lehesranta, S, Zhou, J, Lindgren, O, Moreno-Risueno, MA, Vatén, A, Thitamadee, S, Campilho, A, Sebastian, J, Bowman, JL, Helariutta, Y, and Benfey, PN. "Cell signalling by microRNA165/6 directs gene dose-dependent root cell fate." Nature 465, no. 7296 (May 2010): 316-321. Full Text