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Susan C. Alberts

Robert F. Durden Distinguished Professor of Biology
Biology
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
130 Science Drive, Rm 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


A life course perspective on gut microbiome aging and health in a non-human primate model

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Notre Dame · 2021 - 2026

Genetic and Genomics Training Grant

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2025

Research Network on Animal Models to Understand Social Dimensions of Aging

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institute on Aging · 2020 - 2025

Collaborative Research: Competition within and between primate social groups: Hormonal and behavioral signatures

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2019 - 2023

A life course perspective on gut microbiome aging and health in a non-human primate model

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Notre Dame · 2021 - 2026

Genetic and Genomics Training Grant

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2025

Research Network on Animal Models to Understand Social Dimensions of Aging

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institute on Aging · 2020 - 2025

Collaborative Research: Competition within and between primate social groups: Hormonal and behavioral signatures

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2019 - 2023

The biodemography of early adversity: social behavioral processes in a wild animal model.

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2023

A life course perspective on the effects of cumulative early adversity on health

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Notre Dame · 2017 - 2023

Effects of Early-life Adversity on Body Size and Immune Function in Wild Baboons

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by L.S.B. Leakey Foundation · 2019 - 2022

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Maternal Early Life Adversity, Maternal Care, and Offspring Survival

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2021

LTREB Renewal: Life history and behavior in a primate hybrid zone

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2009 - 2021

Genetics Training Grant

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1979 - 2020

DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Evolutionary Consequences of Direct and indirect Contributions to Additive Genetic Variation in Wild Baboons

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2018

Effects of the Social Environment on DNA Methylation and Immune Function in Wild Baboons

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by L.S.B. Leakey Foundation · 2015 - 2017

Direct and Indirect Genetic Effects on Social Behaviors in Wild Baboons

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by L.S.B. Leakey Foundation · 2015 - 2016

Epigenetic Consequences of Social Status across the Life Span in a Primate Model

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2016

Behavioral and Hormonal Correlates of Gastrointestinal Helminth Infections in Wild Male Baboons

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation · 2015 - 2016

Novel Integration of Multidimensional Data from an Emerging Model of Aging

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2013 - 2015

Mechanisms and Consequences of Social Connectedness in a Wild Primate Population

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2009 - 2015

Collaborative Research: Genes, environment and gene expression in a wild primate population

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2009 - 2013

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement: Genetic Variation and Gene Expression in Wild Baboons

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2007 - 2009

Collaborative Research: Life In a Changing Environment

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2003 - 2009

CAREER: Social Behavior and Genetics in a Fission-Fusion Society

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2001 - 2007

Collaborative Research: Relationship Among Demographic, Social and Genetic Structure

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2003 - 2006

DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Behavioral responses of male African elephants (Loxodonta africana) to musth urine

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2004 - 2005

SUPPLEMENT: Collaborative Research: Relationship among demographic, social and genetic structure

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2000 - 2003

REU-Relationship Among Demographic, Social and Genetic Structure in Wild Baboons

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2000 - 2003

Relationship Among Demographic, Social and Genetic Structure

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2000 - 2002

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Seed Grant: Developing facutly excellence in Evolutionary Anthropology: towards anti-racism in teaching and a more inclusive department climate · 2021 PI · Duke Office for Faculty Advancement

External Relationships


  • Institute of Primate Research, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Kenya Wildlife Service, Nairobi, Kenya
  • University of Nairobi
  • Wildlife Research and Training Institute, Kenya

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