Research, Scholarship and Creativity Forum set for March 19

Student presenting research at forum

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Sanford researcher whose work examines cell trafficking defects in kidney and brain diseases will speak at Northern State University next week.

Dr. Indra Chandrasekar will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 NSU Research, Scholarship and Creativity Forum, set for Tuesday, March 19, in Northern’s Beulah Williams Library. 

The event is free and open to the public. Chandrasekar, assistant scientist with Sanford Research, will speak from 2 to 2:50 p.m. in the library.

The rest of the forum’s schedule is as follows:

  • Noon-12:50 p.m.: Poster session and opening reception: Student researchers will present posters; light refreshments will be served.
  • 1-1:50 p.m.: NSU graduate panel: Three Northern graduates will discuss the role of undergraduate research in their success as NSU students and beyond.
  • 3-3:45 p.m.: Oral presentations: Student researchers will give talks on their projects.

For more information about the NSU Research, Scholarship and Creativity Forum, contact Dr. Andrew Russell,

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.