Seminar: Jenny Tung on a primate model of how the social environment gets under the skin

Thursday, February 10, 2022

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How the social environment gets under the skin: lessons from nonhuman primates
Jenny Tung, PhD
Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology
Affiliate, Duke Population Research Institute
Duke University
11:30am-12:30pm ET
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About Jenny Tung's seminar: The social environment, both in early life and adulthood, not only predicts health and mortality risk in humans, but also in other social mammals. Indeed, recent studies indicate striking cross-species parallels in the effects of social adversity on life course outcomes, especially in our closest relatives, the nonhuman primates. This work leverages nonhuman primate models to investigate the biological consequences of social disadvantage, drawing on both experimental research in captive animals and life course studies in natural populations. 

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