Philip N. Benfey

Philip N. Benfey
Paul Kramer Distinguished Professor of Biology
CMB - Biology
DSCB - Developmental Genetics
Campus mail: 130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 357-1743

Education and Training

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

Selected Grants and Awards


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.