Jenny Tung

Jenny Tung

Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology

External address: 
08 Bio Sci, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90383, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 668-4912

Overview

Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., Duke University 2010

Selected Grants

Summer Scholars Program in Genome Sciences and Medicine awarded by National Institutes of Health (Significant Contributor). 2017 to 2022

Stress and the Genome: Testing the Impact of Social Effects on Gene Regulation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2022

Quantifying the genomic consequences of chronic social stress for accelerated aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Quantifying the genome-wide functional consequences of DNA methylation associated with early life adversity. awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Sloan Foundation Research Fellow Award awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2020

Behavioral and Physiology in Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2015 to 2020

Genetics Training Grant awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1979 to 2020

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Leveraging natural hybridization to understand the evolution of primate gene regulation. awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

RAPID: Physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying breeder-specific skeletal growth in a highly cooperative mammal awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018

Pages

Tung, J. “Genes revisited: The biodemography of social environmental variation through a functional genomics lens.” Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography: A Collection of Papers, 2014, pp. 39–64. Scopus, doi:10.17226/18822. Full Text

Loisel, D. A., and J. Tung. “Genetic variation in the immune system of old world monkeys: Functional and selective effects.” Primates, Pathogens, and Evolution, 2013, pp. 65–90. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-7181-3_3. Full Text

Devoto, Audra E., et al. “Megaphages infect Prevotella and variants are widespread in gut microbiomes..” Nature Microbiology, vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 2019, pp. 693–700. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41564-018-0338-9. Full Text

Grieneisen, Laura E., et al. “Genes, geology and germs: gut microbiota across a primate hybrid zone are explained by site soil properties, not host species..” Proceedings. Biological Sciences, vol. 286, no. 1901, Apr. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1098/rspb.2019.0431. Full Text

Vilgalys, Tauras P., et al. “Evolution of DNA Methylation in Papio Baboons..” Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol. 36, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 527–40. Epmc, doi:10.1093/molbev/msy227. Full Text

Wango, T. L., et al. “Climate and Land Cover Analysis Suggest No Strong Ecological Barriers to Gene Flow in a Natural Baboon Hybrid Zone.” International Journal of Primatology, vol. 40, no. 1, Feb. 2019, pp. 53–70. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s10764-017-9989-2. Full Text

Rogers, Jeffrey, et al. “The comparative genomics and complex population history of Papio baboons..” Science Advances, vol. 5, no. 1, Jan. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1126/sciadv.aau6947. Full Text

Snyder-Mackler, Noah, et al. “Social status alters chromatin accessibility and the gene regulatory response to glucocorticoid stimulation in rhesus macaques..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 116, no. 4, Jan. 2019, pp. 1219–28. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1811758115. Full Text

Debray, Reena, et al. “Social affiliation predicts mitochondrial DNA copy number in female rhesus macaques..” Biology Letters, vol. 15, no. 1, Jan. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2018.0643. Full Text

Snyder-Mackler, Noah, et al. “Generating RNA Baits for Capture-Based Enrichment..” Methods in Molecular Biology (Clifton, N.J.), vol. 1963, Jan. 2019, pp. 107–20. Epmc, doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-9176-1_12. Full Text

Lea, Amanda J., et al. “Genome-wide quantification of the effects of DNA methylation on human gene regulation..” Elife, vol. 7, Dec. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.7554/eLife.37513. Full Text

Lea, Amanda J., et al. “Dominance rank-associated gene expression is widespread, sex-specific, and a precursor to high social status in wild male baboons..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 115, no. 52, Dec. 2018, pp. E12163–71. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1811967115. Full Text

Pages

Archie, E. A., et al. “Socially structured gut microbiomes in wild baboons.” Integrative and Comparative Biology, vol. 57, OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2017, pp. E194–E194.

Miller, Carrie M., et al. “Male reproductive strategies and paternity success in the multilevel social system of gelada monkeys from Guassa, Menz Highlands, Ethiopia.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 159, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016, pp. 230–230.

Snyder-Mackler, Noah, et al. “Dominance rank and rank disparity predict female rhesus macaque social relationships even in the absence of kin networks.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 156, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2015, pp. 293–293.

Tung, J. “INSIGHTS FROM PRIMATE MODELS FOR HUMAN SOCIALITY: SYNERGIES BETWEEN STUDIES IN CAPTIVITY AND THE FIELD.” American Journal of Primatology, vol. 76, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2014, pp. 47–47.

Tung, Jenny, et al. “Social and ecological predictors of DNA methylation in wild baboons.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 153, WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2014, pp. 256–256.

Tung, Jenny, et al. “Evolution of functional genetic variation at immune loci in wild baboons..” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, WILEY-LISS, 2010, pp. 231–231.