Philip N. Benfey, Paul Kramer Professor  

Philip N. Benfey

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1986
DEUG (Diplome d'Etudes Universitaire Generale, Univerisite de Paris VI, 1981
B.S., University of Paris (France), 1981

Office Location: 130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-7338
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Developmental Biology
Cell and Molecular Biology

Research Categories: Plant Developmental Genetics and Genomics

Research Description:

Areas of Interest:
Root development
Transcriptional networks
Cell expansion
Cell-cell signaling

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Nevarez, PA; Qiu, Y; Inoue, H; Yoo, CY; Benfey, PN; Schnell, DJ; Chen, M, Mechanism of Dual Targeting of the Phytochrome Signaling Component HEMERA/pTAC12 to Plastids and the Nucleus., Plant physiology, vol. 173 no. 4 (April, 2017), pp. 1953-1966 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Li, C; Sako, Y; Imai, A; Nishiyama, T; Thompson, K; Kubo, M; Hiwatashi, Y; Kabeya, Y; Karlson, D; Wu, S-H; Ishikawa, M; Murata, T; Benfey, PN; Sato, Y; Tamada, Y; Hasebe, M, A Lin28 homologue reprograms differentiated cells to stem cells in the moss Physcomitrella patens., Nature Communications, vol. 8 (January, 2017), pp. 14242 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Fern├índez-Marcos, M; Desvoyes, B; Manzano, C; Liberman, LM; Benfey, PN; Del Pozo, JC; Gutierrez, C, Control of Arabidopsis lateral root primordium boundaries by MYB36., New Phytologist, vol. 213 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp. 105-112 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Sparks, EE; Drapek, C; Gaudinier, A; Li, S; Ansariola, M; Shen, N; Hennacy, JH; Zhang, J; Turco, G; Petricka, JJ; Foret, J; Hartemink, AJ; Gord├ón, R; Megraw, M; Brady, SM; Benfey, PN, Establishment of Expression in the SHORTROOT-SCARECROW Transcriptional Cascade through Opposing Activities of Both Activators and Repressors., Developmental Cell, vol. 39 no. 5 (December, 2016), pp. 585-596 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Li, S; Yamada, M; Han, X; Ohler, U; Benfey, PN, High-Resolution Expression Map of the Arabidopsis Root Reveals Alternative Splicing and lincRNA Regulation., Developmental Cell, vol. 39 no. 4 (November, 2016), pp. 508-522 [doi]  [abs].