UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Philip Benfey

Philip Benfey
Co-founder
Hi Fidelity Genetics

Biography

Philip Benfey is an HHMI Investigator and the Paul Kramer Professor of Biology at Duke University. His research focuses on plant developmental genetics and genomics. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Benfey received his PhD from Harvard University and a DEUG (Diplome d’Etudes Universitaire Generale) from the University of Paris.  He co-founded, ran and sold a spin-off company, GrassRoots Biotechnology, and then co-founded a second company, Hi Fidelity Genetics, which is breeding for better root systems.