Philip N. Benfey, Paul Kramer Distinguished 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. Yamada, M; Han, X; Benfey, PN, RGF1 controls root meristem size through ROS signalling., Nature, vol. 577 no. 7788 (January, 2020), pp. 85-88 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Shahan, R; Benfey, PN, A Co-opted Regulator of Lateral Root Development Controls Nodule Organogenesis in Lotus., Developmental Cell, vol. 52 no. 1 (January, 2020), pp. 6-7 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Zhang, Y; Yang, M; Duncan, S; Yang, X; Abdelhamid, MAS; Huang, L; Zhang, H; Benfey, PN; Waller, ZAE; Ding, Y, G-quadruplex structures trigger RNA phase separation., Nucleic Acids Research, vol. 47 no. 22 (December, 2019), pp. 11746-11754 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Jia, K-P; Dickinson, AJ; Mi, J; Cui, G; Xiao, TT; Kharbatia, NM; Guo, X; Sugiono, E; Aranda, M; Blilou, I; Rueping, M; Benfey, PN; Al-Babili, S, Anchorene is a carotenoid-derived regulatory metabolite required for anchor root formation in Arabidopsis., Science Advances, vol. 5 no. 11 (November, 2019), pp. eaaw6787 [doi]  [abs].
  5. 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].