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
(919) 668-4912


Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., Duke University 2010

Selected Grants

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement: Genetic Variation and Gene Expression in Wild Baboons awarded by National Science Foundation (PI-Fellow). 2007 to 2009


Lea, AJ, Altmann, J, Alberts, SC, and Tung, J. "Developmental constraints in a wild primate." The American naturalist 185.6 (June 2015): 809-821. Full Text

Tung, J, Barreiro, LB, Burns, MB, Grenier, J-C, Lynch, J, Grieneisen, LE, Altmann, J, Alberts, SC, Blekhman, R, and Archie, EA. "Social networks predict gut microbiome composition in wild baboons." Elife 4 (March 16, 2015). Full Text

Tung, J, Zhou, X, Alberts, SC, Stephens, M, and Gilad, Y. "The genetic architecture of gene expression levels in wild baboons." eLife 4 (February 25, 2015). Full Text

Galbany, J, Tung, J, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Canine length in wild male baboons: maturation, aging and social dominance rank." PloS one 10.5 (January 2015): e0126415-. Full Text

Archie, EA, Tung, J, Clark, M, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Social affiliation matters: both same-sex and opposite-sex relationships predict survival in wild female baboons." Proceedings. Biological sciences 281.1793 (October 2014). Full Text

Snyder-Mackler, N, Somel, M, and Tung, J. "Shared signatures of social stress and aging in peripheral blood mononuclear cell gene expression profiles." Aging cell 13.5 (October 2014): 954-957. Full Text

Gallego Romero, I, Pai, AA, Tung, J, and Gilad, Y. "RNA-seq: impact of RNA degradation on transcript quantification." BMC biology 12 (May 30, 2014): 42-. Full Text

Tung, J, and Gilad, Y. "Social environmental effects on gene regulation." Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 70.22 (November 1, 2013): 4323-4339. (Review) Full Text

Runcie, DE, Wiedmann, RT, Archie, EA, Altmann, J, Wray, GA, Alberts, SC, and Tung, J. "Social environment influences the relationship between genotype and gene expression in wild baboons. (Published online)" Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368.1618 (May 19, 2013): 20120345-. Full Text

Harper, KN, Fyumagwa, RD, Hoare, R, Wambura, PN, Coppenhaver, DH, Sapolsky, RM, Alberts, SC, Tung, J, Rogers, J, Kilewo, M, Batamuzi, EK, Leendertz, FH, Armelagos, GJ, and Knauf, S. "Treponema pallidum Infection in the Wild Baboons of East Africa: Distribution and Genetic Characterization of the Strains Responsible." PLOS ONE 7.12 (December 20, 2012). Full Text