Professor Gagandeep Kang is Professor at Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, and the Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore.
Dr. Kang has built a strong inter-disciplinary research program for enteric infections and child health. Her work on enteric infections, nutrition and cognition which combines field and laboratory studies, has resulted in a better understanding of environmental enteropathy and its consequences. Her team has evaluated vaccines in pre-clinical and clinical phase 1-3 studies for rotavirus and cholera. She is a member of many WHO advisory committees, is the vice-Chair of the Board of Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and chairs the Immunization Technical Advisory Group for the WHO’s South East Asian Region. She is the only physician-scientist to receive the Infosys Prize in Life Sciences and the first Indian woman to be elected to the Royal Society in the UK.