Tricia VanKirk's course interests are in the human sciences: Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Chemistry and Nutrition. She joined the faculty at Husson University in 2005 and has taught at many of the area colleges throughout her career.
Tricia is completing her PhD at the University of Maine. Her research is focused on the ion channel activity in the cardiac pacemaker. Her work specifically looks at the pharmacological effects and anti-oxidant properties of melatonin as it relates to cardiac function in Drosophila melanogaster.