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

Runcie, DE, Wiedmann, RT, Archie, EA, Altmann, J, Wray, GA, Alberts, SC, and Tung, J. "Social environment influences the relationship between genotype and gene expression in wild baboons. (Published online)" Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368, no. 1618 (May 19, 2013): 20120345-. Full Text

"Social environment influences the relationship etween genotype and gene expression in wild baboons." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 368, no. 1618 (May 19, 2013). Full Text

Akinyi, MY, Tung, J, Jeneby, M, Patel, NB, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Role of Grooming in Reducing Tick Load in Wild Baboons (Papio cynocephalus)." Animal Behaviour 85, no. 3 (March 2013): 559-568. Full Text

Onyango, PO, Gesquiere, LR, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Testosterone positively associated with both male mating effort and paternal behavior in Savanna baboons (Papio cynocephalus)." Hormones and Behavior 63, no. 3 (March 2013): 430-436. Full Text

Rodrigo, A, Alberts, S, Cranston, K, Kingsolver, J, Lapp, H, McClain, C, Smith, R, Vision, T, Weintraub, J, and Wiegmann, B. "Science incubators: synthesis centers and their role in the research ecosystem." Plos Biology 11, no. 1 (January 15, 2013): e1001468-null. Full Text Open Access Copy

Markham, AC, Guttal, V, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "When good neighbors don't need fences: Temporal landscape partitioning among baboon social groups." Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 67, no. 6 (2013): 875-884. Full Text

Harper, KN, Fyumagwa, RD, Hoare, R, Wambura, PN, Coppenhaver, DH, Sapolsky, RM, Alberts, SC, Tung, J, Rogers, J, Kilewo, M, Batamuzi, EK, Leendertz, FH, Armelagos, GJ, and Knauf, S. "Treponema pallidum Infection in the Wild Baboons of East Africa: Distribution and Genetic Characterization of the Strains Responsible." PLOS ONE 7, no. 12 (December 20, 2012). Full Text

Snyder-Mackler, N, Alberts, SC, and Bergman, TJ. "Concessions of an alpha male? Cooperative defence and shared reproduction in multi-male primate groups." Proceedings. Biological Sciences 279, no. 1743 (September 2012): 3788-3795. Full Text

Markham, AC, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "Intergroup conflict: Ecological predictors of winning and consequences of defeat in a wild primate population." Animal Behaviour 82, no. 2 (August 2012): 399-403. Full Text

Alberts, SC, and Fitzpatrick, CL. "Paternal care and the evolution of exaggerated sexual swellings in primates." Behavioral Ecology : Official Journal of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology 23, no. 4 (July 2012): 699-706. Full Text