Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Benfey, Philip
Location Duke University
Primary Field Plant Biology
 Election Citation
Benfey has defined how various cell types within plant roots develop and differentiate. By applying diverse tools at a range of scales, he formulated an integrated systems view of root development.
 Research Interests
The work in my laboratory focuses on the plant root as a tractable system to address questions central to developmental biology. In particular, my lab has identified and modeled gene regulatory networks that control patterning and differentiation in the root. It has also identified genes and networks that regulate root growth and architecture.

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