Susan C. Alberts

Robert F. Durden Professor of Biology

130 Science Drive, Rm 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 660-7272


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago 1992

  • M.A., University of California at Los Angeles 1987

  • B.A., Reed College 1983

Tung, J, Barreiro, LB, Burns, MB, Grenier, J-C, Lynch, J, Grieneisen, LE, Altmann, J, Alberts, SC, Blekhman, R, and Archie, EA. "Social networks predict gut microbiome composition in wild baboons." Elife 4 (March 16, 2015). Full Text

Tung, J, Zhou, X, Alberts, SC, Stephens, M, and Gilad, Y. "The genetic architecture of gene expression levels in wild baboons." eLife 4 (February 25, 2015). Full Text

Franz, M, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Knockouts of high-ranking males have limited impact on baboon social networks." Current zoology 61, no. 1 (January 2015): 107-113. Full Text

Galbany, J, Tung, J, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Canine length in wild male baboons: maturation, aging and social dominance rank." PloS one 10, no. 5 (January 2015): e0126415-. Full Text

Snyder-Mackler, N, Alberts, SC, and Bergman, TJ. "The socio-genetics of a complex society: female gelada relatedness patterns mirror association patterns in a multilevel society." Molecular Ecology 23, no. 24 (December 2014): 6179-6191. Full Text

Archie, EA, Tung, J, Clark, M, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Social affiliation matters: both same-sex and opposite-sex relationships predict survival in wild female baboons." Proceedings. Biological Sciences 281, no. 1793 (October 2014). Full Text

Patzelt, A, Kopp, GH, Ndao, I, Kalbitzer, U, Zinner, D, and Fischer, J. "Male tolerance and male-male bonds in a multilevel primate society." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111, no. 41 (October 2014): 14740-14745. Full Text

Gesquiere, LR, Ziegler, TE, Chen, PA, Epstein, KA, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "Measuring fecal testosterone in females and fecal estrogens in males: comparison of RIA and LC/MS/MS methods for wild baboons (Papio cynocephalus)." General and comparative endocrinology 204 (August 2014): 141-149. Full Text

Lea, AJ, Learn, NH, Theus, MJ, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Complex sources of variance in female dominance rank in a nepotistic society." Animal behaviour 94 (August 2014): 87-99. Full Text