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

Early adversity and DNA methylation in a primate model of stress and development. awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2017 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

Phenotypic transitions in cooperative societies: an evolutionary and molecular approach awarded by International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (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. October 16, 2014. 39-64. Full Text

Loisel, DA, and Tung, J. "Genetic variation in the immune system of old world monkeys: Functional and selective effects." Primates, Pathogens, and Evolution. January 1, 2013. 65-90. Full Text

Devoto, AE, Santini, JM, Olm, MR, Anantharaman, K, Munk, P, Tung, J, Archie, EA, Turnbaugh, PJ, Seed, KD, Blekhman, R, Aarestrup, FM, Thomas, BC, and Banfield, JF. "Megaphages infect Prevotella and variants are widespread in gut microbiomes." Nature Microbiology (January 28, 2019). Full Text

Snyder-Mackler, N, Sanz, J, Kohn, JN, Voyles, T, Pique-Regi, R, Wilson, ME, Barreiro, LB, and Tung, J. "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 116.4 (January 2019): 1219-1228. Full Text

Lea, AJ, Vockley, CM, Johnston, RA, Del Carpio, CA, Barreiro, LB, Reddy, TE, and Tung, J. "Genome-wide quantification of the effects of DNA methylation on human gene regulation." Elife 7 (December 21, 2018). Full Text

Lea, AJ, Akinyi, MY, Nyakundi, R, Mareri, P, Nyundo, F, Kariuki, T, Alberts, SC, Archie, EA, and Tung, J. "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 115.52 (December 11, 2018): E12163-E12171. Full Text

Vilgalys, T, Rogers, J, Jolly, C, Mukherjee, S, and Tung, J. "Evolution of DNA methylation in Papio baboons." Molecular Biology and Evolution (December 5, 2018). Full Text

Lea, A, Akinyi, M, Nyakundi, R, Mareri, P, Nyundo, F, Kariuki, T, Alberts, S, Archie, E, and Tung, J. "Dominance rank-associated immune gene expression is widespread, sex-specific, and a precursor to high social status in wild male baboons." (July 10, 2018). Full Text

Tung, J, and Barreiro, LB. "The contribution of admixture to primate evolution." Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 47 (December 2017): 61-68. (Review) Full Text

Grieneisen, LE, Livermore, J, Alberts, S, Tung, J, and Archie, EA. "Group Living and Male Dispersal Predict the Core Gut Microbiome in Wild Baboons." Integrative and Comparative Biology 57.4 (October 2017): 770-785. Full Text

Wango, TL, Musiega, D, Mundia, CN, Altmann, J, Alberts, SC, and Tung, J. "Climate and Land Cover Analysis Suggest No Strong Ecological Barriers to Gene Flow in a Natural Baboon Hybrid Zone(Accepted)." International Journal of Primatology (September 9, 2017): 1-18. Full Text

Steely, CJ, Walker, JA, Jordan, VE, Beckstrom, TO, McDaniel, CL, St Romain, CP, Bennett, EC, Robichaux, A, Clement, BN, Raveendran, M, Baboon Genome Analysis Consortium, , Worley, KC, Phillips-Conroy, J, Jolly, CJ, Rogers, J, Konkel, MK, and Batzer, MA. "Alu Insertion Polymorphisms as Evidence for Population Structure in Baboons." Genome Biology and Evolution 9.9 (September 2017): 2418-2427. Full Text

Pages

Archie, EA, Tung, J, Blekhman, R, Barreiro, L, Grieneisen, L, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "Socially structured gut microbiomes in wild baboons." March 2017.

Miller, CM, Snyder-Mackler, N, Nguyen, N, Fashing, PJ, Tung, J, Gustison, ML, and Wilson, ML. "Male reproductive strategies and paternity success in the multilevel social system of gelada monkeys from Guassa, Menz Highlands, Ethiopia." March 2016.

Snyder-Mackler, N, Kohn, J, Moore, C, Johnson, ZP, Wilson, ME, and Tung, J. "Dominance rank and rank disparity predict female rhesus macaque social relationships even in the absence of kin networks." March 2015.

Tung, J, Lea, AJ, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Social and ecological predictors of DNA methylation in wild baboons." March 2014.