Susan C. Alberts

Susan C. Alberts

Robert F. Durden Professor of Biology

External address: 
130 Science Drive, Rm 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 660-7272


Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago 1992

  • M.A., University of California at Los Angeles 1987

  • B.A., Reed College 1983

Wasser, S, Poole, J, Lee, P, Lindsay, K, Dobson, A, Hart, J, Iain, D-H, Wittemyer, G, Granli, P, Morgan, B, Gunn, J, Alberts, S, Beyers, R, Chiyo, P, Croze, H, Estes, R, Gobush, K, Joram, P, Kikoti, A, Kingdon, J, King, L, Macdonald, D, Moss, C, Mutayoba, B, Njumbi, S, Omondi, P, and Nowak, K. "Elephants, Ivory, and Trade." Science 327.5971 (2010): 1331-1332. Full Text

Tung, J, Primus, A, Bouley, AJ, Severson, TF, Alberts, SC, and Wray, GA. "Evolution of a malaria resistance gene in wild primates." Nature 460.7253 (July 16, 2009): 388-391. Full Text

Beehner, JC, Gesquiere, L, Seyfarth, RM, Cheney, DL, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "Testosterone related to age and life-history stages in male baboons and geladas." Hormones and Behavior 56.4 (2009): 472-480. Full Text

Nguyen, N, Horn, RCV, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. ""friendships" between new mothers and adult males: Adaptive benefits and determinants in wild baboons (Papio cynocephalus)." Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63.9 (2009): 1331-1344. Full Text

Chiyo, PI, and Alberts, SC. "An assessment of the threat to Grevy's zebra from hybridization." Animal Conservation 12.6 (2009): 514-515. Full Text

Tung, J, Charpentier, MJE, Garfield, DA, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Genetic evidence reveals temporal change in hybridization patterns in a wild baboon population." Mol Ecol 17.8 (April 2008): 1998-2011. Full Text

Charpentier, MJE, Tung, J, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Age at maturity in wild baboons: genetic, environmental and demographic influences." Mol Ecol 17.8 (April 2008): 2026-2040. Full Text

Charpentier, MJE, Van Horn, RC, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Paternal effects on offspring fitness in a multimale primate society." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105.6 (February 12, 2008): 1988-1992. Full Text

Nguyen, N, Gesquiere, LR, Wango, EO, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "Late pregnancy glucocorticoid levels predict responsiveness in wild baboon mothers (Papio cynocephalus)." Animal Behaviour 75.5 (2008): 1747-1756. Full Text

Gesquiere, LR, Khan, M, Shek, L, Wango, EO, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "Coping with a challenging environment: seasonal variation in glucocorticoids in female baboons (Papio cynocephalus)." Hormones and Behavior 54 (2008): 410-416. (Academic Article)