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


Check out our new bioRxiv preprint: "Maximizing ecological and evolutionary insight from bisulfite sequencing data sets"--complete with a power analysis/bisulfite sequencing data simulator available here!

Our new paper on social status effects on gene expression is now out in Science! See press coverage at the NY Times, BBC News, and Scientific American.

Our new paper on how field storage conditions affect gut microbiome data is now out in Scientific Reports!

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