Jenny Tung

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 
08 Bio Sci, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90383, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 668-4912

Education

  • Ph.D., Duke University 2010

Tung, J. “Genes revisited: The biodemography of social environmental variation through a functional genomics lens.” In Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography: A Collection of Papers, 39–64, 2014. https://doi.org/10.17226/18822. Full Text

Fan, Yue, Tauras P. Vilgalys, Shiquan Sun, Qinke Peng, Jenny Tung, and Xiang Zhou. “IMAGE: high-powered detection of genetic effects on DNA methylation using integrated methylation QTL mapping and allele-specific analysis.Genome Biology 20, no. 1 (October 24, 2019): 220. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-019-1813-1. Full Text

Zipple, Matthew N., Elizabeth A. Archie, Jenny Tung, Jeanne Altmann, and Susan C. Alberts. “Intergenerational effects of early adversity on survival in wild baboons.Elife 8 (September 24, 2019). https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.47433. Full Text

Simons, Noah D., and Jenny Tung. “Social Status and Gene Regulation: Conservation and Context Dependence in Primates.Trends in Cognitive Sciences 23, no. 9 (September 2019): 722–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2019.06.003. Full Text

Zipple, M. N., E. A. Archie, J. Tung, J. Altmann, and S. C. Alberts. “Intergenerational effects of early adversity on survival in wild baboons.” Elife 8 (September 1, 2019). https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.47433.001. Full Text

Turan, Zeliha Gözde, Poorya Parvizi, Handan Melike Dönertaş, Jenny Tung, Philipp Khaitovich, and Mehmet Somel. “Molecular footprint of Medawar's mutation accumulation process in mammalian aging.Aging Cell 18, no. 4 (August 2019): e12965. https://doi.org/10.1111/acel.12965. Full Text

Devoto, Audra E., Joanne M. Santini, Matthew R. Olm, Karthik Anantharaman, Patrick Munk, Jenny Tung, Elizabeth A. Archie, et al. “Megaphages infect Prevotella and variants are widespread in gut microbiomes.Nature Microbiology 4, no. 4 (April 2019): 693–700. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-018-0338-9. Full Text

Grieneisen, Laura E., Marie J. E. Charpentier, Susan C. Alberts, Ran Blekhman, Gideon Bradburd, Jenny Tung, and Elizabeth A. Archie. “Genes, geology and germs: gut microbiota across a primate hybrid zone are explained by site soil properties, not host species.Proceedings. Biological Sciences 286, no. 1901 (April 2019): 20190431. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.0431. Full Text

Vilgalys, Tauras P., Jeffrey Rogers, Clifford J. Jolly, Sayan Mukherjee, and Jenny Tung. “Evolution of DNA Methylation in Papio Baboons.Molecular Biology and Evolution 36, no. 3 (March 2019): 527–40. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msy227. Full Text

Wango, T. L., D. Musiega, C. N. Mundia, J. Altmann, S. C. Alberts, and J. Tung. “Climate and Land Cover Analysis Suggest No Strong Ecological Barriers to Gene Flow in a Natural Baboon Hybrid Zone.” International Journal of Primatology 40, no. 1 (February 15, 2019): 53–70. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-017-9989-2. Full Text

Rogers, Jeffrey, Muthuswamy Raveendran, R Alan Harris, Thomas Mailund, Kalle Leppälä, Georgios Athanasiadis, Mikkel Heide Schierup, et al. “The comparative genomics and complex population history of Papio baboons.Science Advances 5, no. 1 (January 30, 2019): eaau6947. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aau6947. Full Text

Pages

Archie, E. A., J. Tung, R. Blekhman, L. Barreiro, L. Grieneisen, S. C. Alberts, and J. Altmann. “Socially structured gut microbiomes in wild baboons.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57:E194–E194. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2017.

Miller, Carrie M., Noah Snyder-Mackler, Nguyen Nga, Peter J. Fashing, Jenny Tung, Morgan L. Gustison, and Michael L. Wilson. “Male reproductive strategies and paternity success in the multilevel social system of gelada monkeys from Guassa, Menz Highlands, Ethiopia.” In American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 159:230–230. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016.

Snyder-Mackler, Noah, Jordan Kohn, Carla Moore, Zachary P. Johnson, Mark E. Wilson, and Jenny Tung. “Dominance rank and rank disparity predict female rhesus macaque social relationships even in the absence of kin networks.” In American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 156:293–293. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2015.

Tung, J. “INSIGHTS FROM PRIMATE MODELS FOR HUMAN SOCIALITY: SYNERGIES BETWEEN STUDIES IN CAPTIVITY AND THE FIELD.” In American Journal of Primatology, 76:47–47. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2014.

Tung, Jenny, Amanda J. Lea, Jeanne Altmann, and Susan C. Alberts. “Social and ecological predictors of DNA methylation in wild baboons.” In American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 153:256–256. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2014.

Tung, Jenny, S. C. Alberts, and G. A. Wray. “Evolution of functional genetic variation at immune loci in wild baboons.” In American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 231–231. WILEY-LISS, 2010.

Selected Grants

Summer Scholars Program in Genome Sciences and Medicine awarded by National Institutes of Health (Significant Contributor). 2017 to 2022

Stress and the Genome: Testing the Impact of Social Effects on Gene Regulation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2022

Quantifying the genomic consequences of chronic social stress for accelerated aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Quantifying the genome-wide functional consequences of DNA methylation associated with early life adversity. awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Sloan Foundation Research Fellow Award awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2020

Behavior and Physiology in Aging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2015 to 2020

Genetics Training Grant awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1979 to 2020

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Leveraging natural hybridization to understand the evolution of primate gene regulation. awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

Early adversity and DNA methylation in a primate model of stress and development. awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2020

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