Research in the Alberts Lab investigates the evolution of social behavior, particularly in mammals, with a specific focus on the social behavior, demography, life history, and behavioral endocrinology of wild primates. Our main study system is the baboon population in Amboseli, Kenya, one of the longest-running studies of wild primates in the world, ongoing since 1971.

School Division

Marine Science & Conservation


  • Ph.D., The University of Chicago (1992)
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles (1987)
  • B.A., Reed College (1983)

Recent Publications