We use genetic and genomic tools to shed light on behavioral and evolutionary questions. Our projects primarily focus on populations for which we can combine genetic analysis with data on the behavior, life history, and environmental milieu of known individuals.
Research in the Tung lab focuses on the interplay between genes and behavior. How does social behavior influence genetic variation and gene regulation? How do genetic differences and gene regulation reciprocally influence behavior? And what are the implications of this relationship for evolutionary biology and human health?