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

A big welcome to new graduate students Jordan Anderson and Arielle Fogel!

Great coverage of our genome-wide fecal enrichment paper in Genes to Genomes! Read the paper here.

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