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

Colchero, Fernando, Roland Rau, Owen R. Jones, Julia A. Barthold, Dalia A. Conde, Adam Lenart, Laszlo Nemeth, et al. “The emergence of longevous populations..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113, no. 48 (November 21, 2016): E7681–90. Full Text Open Access Copy

Wall, Jeffrey D., Stephen A. Schlebusch, Susan C. Alberts, Laura A. Cox, Noah Snyder-Mackler, Kimberly A. Nevonen, Lucia Carbone, and Jenny Tung. “Genomewide ancestry and divergence patterns from low-coverage sequencing data reveal a complex history of admixture in wild baboons..” Molecular Ecology 25, no. 14 (July 2016): 3469–83. Full Text

Snyder-Mackler, Noah, William H. Majoros, Michael L. Yuan, Amanda O. Shaver, Jacob B. Gordon, Gisela H. Kopp, Stephen A. Schlebusch, et al. “Efficient Genome-Wide Sequencing and Low-Coverage Pedigree Analysis from Noninvasively Collected Samples..” Genetics 203, no. 2 (June 2016): 699–714. Full Text

Ren, Tiantian, Laura E. Grieneisen, Susan C. Alberts, Elizabeth A. Archie, and Martin Wu. “Development, diet and dynamism: longitudinal and cross-sectional predictors of gut microbial communities in wild baboons..” Environmental Microbiology 18, no. 5 (May 2016): 1312–25. Full Text

Tung, Jenny, Elizabeth A. Archie, Jeanne Altmann, and Susan C. Alberts. “Cumulative early life adversity predicts longevity in wild baboons..” Nature Communications 7 (April 19, 2016). Full Text Open Access Copy

Lea, Amanda J., Jeanne Altmann, Susan C. Alberts, and Jenny Tung. “Resource base influences genome-wide DNA methylation levels in wild baboons (Papio cynocephalus)..” Molecular Ecology 25, no. 8 (April 2016): 1681–96. Full Text

Beehner, Jacinta C., Laurence Gesquiere, Robert M. Seyfarth, Dorothy L. Cheney, Susan C. Alberts, and Jeanne Altmann. “Corrigendum to "Testosterone related to age and life-history stages in male baboons and geladas" [Horm. Behav. 56/4 (2009) 472-480]..” Hormones and Behavior 80 (April 2016). Full Text

Bronikowski, Anne M., Marina Cords, Susan C. Alberts, Jeanne Altmann, Diane K. Brockman, Linda M. Fedigan, Anne Pusey, Tara Stoinski, Karen B. Strier, and William F. Morris. “Female and male life tables for seven wild primate species..” Scientific Data 3 (March 2016). Full Text

Markham, A. C., S. C. Alberts, and J. Altmann. “Haven for the night: Sleeping site selection in a wild primate.” Behavioral Ecology 27, no. 1 (January 1, 2016): 29–35. Full Text

Alberts, Susan. “The Challenge of Survival for Wild Infant Baboons.” American Scientist 104, no. 6 (2016): 366–366. Full Text Open Access Copy


Selected Grants

Collaborative Research: Relationship Among Demographic, Social and Genetic Structure awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2006

DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Behavioral responses of male African elephants (Loxodonta africana) to musth urine awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2005

SUPPLEMENT: Collaborative Research: Relationship among demographic, social and genetic structure awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2003

REU-Relationship Among Demographic, Social and Genetic Structure in Wild Baboons awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2003

Relationship Among Demographic, Social and Genetic Structure awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2002