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!


Our new review on methodological considerations for bisulfite sequencing analysis is now out in Nature Ecology & Evolution! Congrats to Amanda Lea, Paul Durst, and Tauras Vilgalys for leading this work.

We are recruiting! Looking for grad students/post-docs interested in projects on the genomes of the Amboseli baboons, rhesus macaque social stress, or meerkat/mole rat social transitions.

Check out our new bioRxiv preprint: using mSTARR-seq to probe the relationship between DNA methylation and gene expression genome-wide! And get the protocol and vector here.