Pediatrics researcher has reason to dance

January 1, 2014

Days in the lab, nights in the studio. That’s the new normal for Naro Biswas, PhD. But in March, she’ll have a whole new routine--one she’ll perform on the dance floor.

Biswas, an Indiana University School of Medicine researcher, will represent the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at the annual Reason to Dance, Reason for Hope event benefitting Riley Children’s Foundation.

Reason to Dance, Reason for Hope is a ballroom dancing competition modeled after the television show “Dancing with the Stars.” At the event, Biswas--who has not had any previous ballroom experience--and her dance partner, local professional Scott Shook, will compete with teams of local celebrities and professionals for one of several awards, including a Riley Children’s Choice Award voted on by Riley kids.

Read about what motivates Biswas to compete and her Wells Center research in this Pediatrics blog post