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

Gesquiere, LR, Onyango, PO, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "Endocrinology of year-round reproduction in a highly seasonal habitat: Environmental variability in testosterone and glucocorticoids in baboon males." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144, no. 2 (2011): 169-176. Full Text

Chiyo, PI, Archie, EA, Hollister Smith, JA, Lee, PC, Poole, JH, Moss, CJ, and Alberts, SC. "Association patterns of male African elephants: the role of age and genetic relatedness." Animal Behaviour 81 (2011): 1093-1099. (Academic Article)

Gesquiere, LR, Learn, NH, Simao, MCM, Onyango, PO, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "Life at the top: energetic and psychological stress in wild male primates." Science 333 (2011): 357-360. (Academic Article)

Alberts, SC. "Primatology: "a faithful friend is the medicine of life"." Curr Biol 20, no. 15 (August 10, 2010): R632-R634. Full Text

Tung, J, Alberts, SC, and Wray, GA. "Evolutionary genetics in wild primates: combining genetic approaches with field studies of natural populations." Trends Genet 26, no. 8 (August 2010): 353-362. (Review) Full Text

Strier, KB, Altmann, J, Brockman, DK, Bronikowski, AM, Cords, M, Fedigan, LM, Lapp, H, Liu, X, Morris, WF, Pusey, AE, Stoinski, TS, and Alberts, SC. "The Primate Life History Database: A unique shared ecological data resource." Methods in Ecology and Evolution 1, no. 2 (June 2010): 199-211. Full Text

Archie, EA, Henry, T, Maldonado, JE, Moss, CJ, Poole, JH, Pearson, VR, Murray, S, Alberts, SC, and Fleischer, RC. "Major histocompatibility complex variation and evolution at a single, expressed DQA locus in two genera of elephants." Immunogenetics 62, no. 2 (February 2010): 85-100. Full Text

Altmann, J, Gesquiere, L, Galbany, J, Onyango, PO, and Alberts, SC. "Life history context of reproductive aging in a wild primate model." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1204 (2010): 127-138. Full Text

Wasser, S, Poole, J, Lee, P, Kindsay, K, Dobson, A, Hart, J, Douglas Hamilton, I, Wittemyer, G, Granli, P, Morgan, B, Gunn, J, Alberts, S, Beyers, R, Chiyo, P, Croze, H, Estes, R, Gobush, K, Joram, P, Kikoti, A, Kingdon, J, King, L, Macdonald, D, Moss, C, Mutayoba, B, Numbi, S, Omondi, P, and Nowak, K. "Policy Forum: Elephants, Ivory and Trade." Science 327 (2010): 1331-1332. (Academic Article)

Galbany, J, Dotras, L, Alberts, SC, and Pérez-Pérez, A. "Tooth size variation related to age in Amboseli baboons." Folia Primatol (Basel) 81, no. 6 (2010): 348-359. Full Text