Philip N. Benfey

Paul Kramer Professor of Biology

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

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

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

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

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

Busch, Wolfgang, and Philip N. Benfey. “Information processing without brains--the power of intercellular regulators in plants..” Development (Cambridge, England) 137, no. 8 (April 2010): 1215–26. Full Text Open Access Copy

Moreno-Risueno, Miguel A., Wolfgang Busch, and Philip N. Benfey. “Omics meet networks - using systems approaches to infer regulatory networks in plants..” Current Opinion in Plant Biology 13, no. 2 (April 2010): 126–31. Full Text

Benfey, Philip N., Malcolm Bennett, and John Schiefelbein. “Getting to the root of plant biology: impact of the Arabidopsis genome sequence on root research..” The Plant Journal : For Cell and Molecular Biology 61, no. 6 (March 2010): 992–1000. Full Text