Research in the Tung lab focuses on the interplay between genes and behavior. How does social behavior influence genetic variation and gene regulation? How do genetic differences and gene regulation reciprocally influence behavior? And what are the implications of this relationship for evolutionary biology and human health?

We are located at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology.

023 Biological Sciences Building

125 Science Drive

Durham, NC 27708

Office: 919-668-4912

Lab: 919-684-3910

Fax: 919-660-7348

Photo Credit: Noah Snyder-Mackler

Photo Credit: Noah Snyder-Mackler


Our paper with Jeff Wall and colleagues on the history of admixture in the Amboseli baboons is now up at Molecular Ecology!

Check out our new paper in Nature Communications on the lifespan-shortening consequences of early adversity in the Amboseli baboons!

Interested in our work? We're looking for talented students and post-docs to join us!