Emily Levy

I'm a PhD candidate in Susan Alberts' lab at Duke University. I'm most excited about questions that combine behavioral ecology, physiology, and evolution. Broadly, my research asks how early-life and adult environments - both social and physical - are associated with physiology, morphology, and behavior. I do this research using data from a population of wild baboons in Kenya observed by the Amboseli Baboon Research Project.

Levy, Emily J., Matthew N. Zipple, Emily McLean, Fernando A. Campos, Mauna Dasari, Arielle S. Fogel, Mathias Franz, et al. “A comparison of dominance rank metrics reveals multiple competitive landscapes in an animal society.Proceedings. Biological Sciences 287, no. 1934 (September 9, 2020): 20201013. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.1013. Full Text Open Access Copy

Levy, Emily J., Laurence R. Gesquiere, Emily McLean, Mathias Franz, J Kinyua Warutere, Serah N. Sayialel, Raphael S. Mututua, et al. “Higher dominance rank is associated with lower glucocorticoids in wild female baboons: A rank metric comparison.Hormones and Behavior 125 (September 2020): 104826. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2020.104826. Full Text Open Access Copy

Selected Grants

Girls on Outdoor Adventure for Leadership and Science awarded by Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Graduate Student). 2020 to 2023

Effects of Early-life Adversity on Body Size and Immune Function in Wild Baboons awarded by L.S.B. Leakey Foundation (PI-Fellow). 2019 to 2021