Being inducted into The Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in the world, is no mean feat. Gagandeep Kang, an Indian clinician scientist was inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious society which boasts of harboring some of the world’s most important scientists.
Apart from her work as a scientist, Kang has served as a professor in the Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences at Christian Medical College, in Vellore, India, among other institutions.
Among her most famous achievements is her work on viral infections, especially the rotavirus infection among children that lead to high mortality and morbidity in India. Kang has proved that because of their lower immunity to rotavirus infections, vaccines against the deadly infections don’t work in Indian children. She has established a clinical laboratory for the evaluation of rotavirus efficacy.