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

Alberts, Susan C., and Courtney L. Fitzpatrick. “Paternal care and the evolution of exaggerated sexual swellings in primates..” Behavioral Ecology 23, no. 4 (July 2012): 699–706. Full Text

Tung, Jenny, Marie J. E. Charpentier, Sayan Mukherjee, Jeanne Altmann, and Susan C. Alberts. “Genetic effects on mating success and partner choice in a social mammal..” The American Naturalist 180, no. 1 (July 2012): 113–29. Full Text

Silk, Joan B., Susan C. Alberts, Jeanne Altmann, Dorothy L. Cheney, and Robert M. Seyfarth. “Stability of partner choice among female baboons..” Animal Behaviour 83, no. 6 (June 2012): 1511–18. Full Text

Archie, Elizabeth A., Jeanne Altmann, and Susan C. Alberts. “Social status predicts wound healing in wild baboons..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109, no. 23 (June 2012): 9017–22. Full Text

Nguyen, N., L. Gesquiere, S. C. Alberts, and J. Altmann. “Sex differences in the mother-neonate relationship in wild baboons: Social, experiential and hormonal correlates.” Animal Behaviour 83, no. 4 (April 1, 2012): 891–903. Full Text

Charpentier, M. J. E., M. C. Fontaine, E. Cherel, J. P. Renoult, T. Jenkins, L. Benoit, N. Barthès, S. C. Alberts, and J. Tung. “Genetic structure in a dynamic baboon hybrid zone corroborates behavioural observations in a hybrid population..” Molecular Ecology 21, no. 3 (February 2012): 715–31. Full Text

Babbitt, Courtney C., Jenny Tung, Gregory A. Wray, and Susan C. Alberts. “Changes in gene expression associated with reproductive maturation in wild female baboons..” Genome Biology and Evolution 4, no. 2 (January 2012): 102–9. Full Text

Harper, Kristin N., Robert D. Fyumagwa, Richard Hoare, Philemon N. Wambura, Dorian H. Coppenhaver, Robert M. Sapolsky, Susan C. Alberts, et al. “Treponema pallidum infection in the wild baboons of East Africa: distribution and genetic characterization of the strains responsible..” Plos One 7, no. 12 (January 2012). Full Text