Amboseli baboon

Jenny Tung wins the MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Author: David Jansen

Jenny Tung wins the MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Tung, an associate professor in evolutionary anthropology, studies primates and has demonstrated links between social stress and immune system function in macaques. She is one of 26 winners of the prestigious Genius Grant in 2019, and the $625,000 will be paid over quarterly installments for the next five years. Read More

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Collaborating institutions

Princeton, Duke, and Notre Dame

Princeton University

Duke University

University of Notre Dame






Additional Partner Institutions

Kenya Wildlife Service, University of Nairobi, Institute of Primate Research, The George Washington University, National Museums of Kenya, Enduimet Wildlife Management Area
















Amboseli baboon research project

Located near Amboseli National Park in Kenya, ABRP is one of the longest-running studies of wild primates in the world. ABRP is directed by Dr. Jeanne Altmann at Princeton University, and Dr. Susan Alberts at Duke University. The Associate Directors are Dr. Beth Archie at the University of Notre Dame and Dr. Jenny Tung at Duke University. Click the links at left to learn more about the project and our research.The Amboseli baboons.

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