Gagandeep Kang

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute


Biomedical Sciences

Kang is the first Indian woman to be elected as a fellow of the Royal Society, United Kingdom. She is known for her inter-disciplinary public health research on enteric infections and their sequelae in children in India. In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Infosys Prize in Life Sciences for her pivotal contributions to understanding the natural history of rotavirus and other enteric diseases, with broad implications for the treatment of these diseases. Her work has shown that the Indian population has a lower natural immunity to rotavirus infection compared to other populations. In addition to basic research, Kang has also built national rotavirus and typhoid surveillance networks and established laboratories to support local vaccine trials in India. (Photo: Social News XYZ)

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