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


Pacis, A, Tailleux, L, Morin, AM, Lambourne, J, MacIsaac, JL, Yotova, V, Dumaine, A, Danckaert, A, Luca, F, Grenier, J-C, Hansen, KD, Gicquel, B, Yu, M, Pai, A, He, C, Tung, J, Pastinen, T, Kobor, MS, Pique-Regi, R, Gilad, Y, and Barreiro, LB. "Bacterial infection remodels the DNA methylation landscape of human dendritic cells." Genome Research 25.12 (December 2015): 1801-1811. Full Text

Lea, AJ, Tung, J, and Zhou, X. "A Flexible, Efficient Binomial Mixed Model for Identifying Differential DNA Methylation in Bisulfite Sequencing Data." PLoS genetics 11.11 (November 24, 2015): e1005650-. Full Text

Franz, M, McLean, E, Tung, J, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Self-organizing dominance hierarchies in a wild primate population." Proceedings. Biological sciences 282.1814 (September 2015). Full Text

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

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

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

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-null. Full Text