News from MacMurray College
MacMurray hires biology instructor
Experienced educator begins teaching this fall.
Dr. Srinivasan Durairaj will join the Biology Program at MacMurray College as an assistant professor this fall. He will teach general biology, genetics, microbiology, cell biology and biochemistry.
JoEllen Brannan, Chair of the Division of Nursing and the Division of Natural Sciences and search committee member, said Durairaj’s experience matches what the college is looking for and that he is enthusiastic about teaching at the undergraduate level.
Durairaj comes to MacMurray from Michigan State University, where he conducted research in the Department of Surgery at the College of Human Medicine.
“I am really excited to be a part of the Mac family,” said Durairaj. “I wanted to be in a position where I could teach students personally in a live, face-to-face setting and engage them in dialogues about the subject and help them meet new challenges.”
In addition to research, Durairaj brings years of experience in undergraduate and graduate instruction. He taught at Michigan State University, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji Islands, Dr. G.R.D. College of Science and Sree Narayana Guru College, the latter two in India.
Durairaj discovered his passion for teaching while tutoring classmates in his first biology class at Madurai Kamaraj University in India, where he earned a bachelor’s. He went on to earn a master’s degree from Annamali University and a master’s and doctorate from Bharathiar University.