Philip N. Benfey

Philip N. Benfey
Paul Kramer Distinguished Professor of Biology
CMB - Biology
Campus mail: 130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-7338

Education and Training

  • University of Paris (France), B.S. 1981
  • Harvard University , Ph.D. 1986

Selected Grants and Awards


Auxin binding protein 1 for root growth

© 2012 by Apple Academic Press, Inc. In plants, the phytohormone auxin is a crucial regulator sustaining growth and development. At the cellular level, auxin is interpreted differentially in a tissue-and dose-dependent manner.

Axis formation and polarity in plants.

We have recently gained insight into a number of mechanisms governing the formation of the major axes that define the embryonic and adult plant body plan.