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

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


Three new papers out from the lab this week! Check them out:

     First up: sex-specific associations between dominance rank and gene expression in the Amboseli baboons, led by former grad student Amanda Lea, now OA in PNAS.

     Second: social status effects on chromatin accessibility and the response to glucocorticoids, led by former post-doc Noah Snyder-Mackler, also OA in PNAS.

     Finally: a comparative analysis of DNA methylation across Papio baboons, led by grad student Tauras Vilgalys, now out in Molecular Biology & Evolution.

We're hiring! Looking for a lab tech to join us starting Jan/Feb 2019: for more details, see here.

Congrats to new post-doc Noah Simons, our next NIH NRSA post-doctoral fellow!