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. Dickinson, AJ; Lehner, K; Mi, J; Jia, K-P; Mijar, M; Dinneny, J; Al-Babili, S; Benfey, PN, β-Cyclocitral is a conserved root growth regulator., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 116 no. 21 (May, 2019), pp. 10563-10567 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Chen, W-Q; Drapek, C; Li, D-X; Xu, Z-H; Benfey, PN; Bai, S-N, Histone Deacetylase HDA19 Affects Root Cortical Cell Fate by Interacting with SCARECROW., Plant Physiology, vol. 180 no. 1 (May, 2019), pp. 276-288 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Di Mambro, R; Svolacchia, N; Dello Ioio, R; Pierdonati, E; Salvi, E; Pedrazzini, E; Vitale, A; Perilli, S; Sozzani, R; Benfey, PN; Busch, W; Costantino, P; Sabatini, S, The Lateral Root Cap Acts as an Auxin Sink that Controls Meristem Size., Current Biology : Cb, vol. 29 no. 7 (April, 2019), pp. 1199-1205.e4 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Pierre-Jerome, E; Drapek, C; Benfey, PN, Regulation of Division and Differentiation of Plant Stem Cells., Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, vol. 34 (October, 2018), pp. 289-310 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Drapek, C; Sparks, EE; Marhavy, P; Taylor, I; Andersen, TG; Hennacy, JH; Geldner, N; Benfey, PN, Minimum requirements for changing and maintaining endodermis cell identity in the Arabidopsis root., Nature Plants, vol. 4 no. 8 (August, 2018), pp. 586-595 [doi]  [abs].