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Jenny Tung - How the Social Environment Gets Under the Skin: Lessons from Nonhuman Primates

February 10, 2022
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Event Description

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. Jenny Tung will discuss her recent work leveraging 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.

Event Speaker

Jenny Tung, Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, visit the event webpage or contact Caitlin Hawke at [email protected] 

Hosted by the Columbia Aging Center