Vivienne Litzke


I am currently using microsatellite genotyping to explore the relationship between disease, heterozygosity, and inbreeding in Antarctic Fur Seal pups. Aside from this, I am also looking into using nutrigenomics to investigate the link between food stress and gene expression levels.

Previous Research and Other Interests 
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Last year I completed a project module at Indiana University looking at sex differences in hormone expression in weakly electric fish skin (Apteronotus albifrons & Apteronotus leptorhynchus). For my bachelors, I also researched sex differences in pain pathways on mice at McGill University. I love spending my freetime playing instruments, traveling, and of course, enjoying the outdoors, playing soccer, Frisbee, and going for a relaxing run.




Dr. Joe Hoffman, University of Bielefeld

Curriculum Vitae
  • 2016 – Present: M.Sc Biology – University of Bielefeld
  • 2012-2016: B.A & Sc. Cognitive Science – McGill University

Contact Details

Dept. Animal Behaviour
University of Bielefeld
Bielefeld, 33501

email: vivienne.litzke[at]