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

Van Norman, Jaimie M., Natalie W. Breakfield, and Philip N. Benfey. “Intercellular communication during plant development..” The Plant Cell 23, no. 3 (March 8, 2011): 855–64. Full Text

Brady, Siobhan M., Lifang Zhang, Molly Megraw, Natalia J. Martinez, Eric Jiang, Charles S. Yi, Weilin Liu, et al. “A stele-enriched gene regulatory network in the Arabidopsis root..” Molecular Systems Biology 7 (January 2011). Full Text

Pop, Ana, Curtis Huttenhower, Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi, Philip N. Benfey, and Olga G. Troyanskaya. “Integrated functional networks of process, tissue, and developmental stage specific interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana..” Bmc Systems Biology 4 (December 31, 2010). Full Text

Baskin, Tobias I., Benjamin Peret, Frantisek Baluška, Philip N. Benfey, Malcolm Bennett, Brian G. Forde, Simon Gilroy, et al. “Shootward and rootward: peak terminology for plant polarity..” Trends in Plant Science 15, no. 11 (November 2010): 593–94. Full Text

Tsukagoshi, Hironaka, Wolfgang Busch, and Philip N. Benfey. “Transcriptional regulation of ROS controls transition from proliferation to differentiation in the root..” Cell 143, no. 4 (November 2010): 606–16. Full Text

Moreno-Risueno, Miguel A., Jaimie M. Van Norman, Antonio Moreno, Jingyuan Zhang, Sebastian E. Ahnert, and Philip N. Benfey. “Oscillating gene expression determines competence for periodic Arabidopsis root branching..” Science (New York, N.Y.) 329, no. 5997 (September 2010): 1306–11. Full Text

Long, Terri A., Hironaka Tsukagoshi, Wolfgang Busch, Brett Lahner, David E. Salt, and Philip N. Benfey. “The bHLH transcription factor POPEYE regulates response to iron deficiency in Arabidopsis roots..” The Plant Cell 22, no. 7 (July 30, 2010): 2219–36. Full Text

Sozzani, R., H. Cui, M. A. Moreno-Risueno, W. Busch, J. M. Van Norman, T. Vernoux, S. M. Brady, W. Dewitte, J. A. H. Murray, and P. N. Benfey. “Spatiotemporal regulation of cell-cycle genes by SHORTROOT links patterning and growth..” Nature 466, no. 7302 (July 2010): 128–32. Full Text

Carlsbecker, Annelie, Ji-Young Lee, Christina J. Roberts, Jan Dettmer, Satu Lehesranta, Jing Zhou, Ove Lindgren, et al. “Cell signalling by microRNA165/6 directs gene dose-dependent root cell fate..” Nature 465, no. 7296 (May 2010): 316–21. Full Text