Jenny Tung

Tung

Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Associate Professor of Biology
  • Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center
  • Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
  • Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 08 Bio Sci, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 668-4912
  • Email Address: jenny.tung@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2010

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Nomiated for Duke Postdoctoral Mentoring Award. Duke University. 2013
  • Chicago Fellows Post-Doctoral Fellowship. University of Chicago. 2010
  • Katherine Goodman Stern Dissertation Year Fellowship. Unknown. 2009
  • Primate Genomics Initiative Graduate Student Fellowship. Duke University. 2009

Courses Taught

  • BIOLOGY 202L: Gateway to Biology: Genetics and Evolution
  • BIOLOGY 293: Research Independent Study
  • EVANTH 212FS: Evolution, Society, and Health in Comparative Perspective
  • EVANTH 393: Research Independent Study
  • EVANTH 791: Independent Study
  • EVANTH 793: Research in Evolutionary Anthropology
  • FOCUS 195FS: Special Topics in Focus
  • GENOME 212FS: Evolution, Society, and Health in Comparative Perspective

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Weibel, CJ; Tung, J; Alberts, SC; Archie, EA, Accelerated reproduction is not an adaptive response to early-life adversity in wild baboons., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol 117 no. 40 (2020), pp. 24909-24919 [10.1073/pnas.2004018117] [abs].
  • Sanz, J; Maurizio, PL; Snyder-Mackler, N; Simons, ND; Voyles, T; Kohn, J; Michopoulos, V; Wilson, M; Tung, J; Barreiro, LB, Social history and exposure to pathogen signals modulate social status effects on gene regulation in rhesus macaques., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol 117 no. 38 (2020), pp. 23317-23322 [10.1073/pnas.1820846116] [abs].
  • Anderson, JA; Vilgalys, TP; Tung, J, Broadening primate genomics: new insights into the ecology and evolution of primate gene regulation., Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, vol 62 (2020), pp. 16-22 [10.1016/j.gde.2020.05.009] [abs].
  • Snyder-Mackler, N; Burger, JR; Gaydosh, L; Belsky, DW; Noppert, GA; Campos, FA; Bartolomucci, A; Yang, YC; Aiello, AE; O'Rand, A; Harris, KM; Shively, CA; Alberts, SC; Tung, J, Social determinants of health and survival in humans and other animals., Science (New York, N.Y.), vol 368 no. 6493 (2020) [10.1126/science.aax9553] [abs].