Gagandeep Kang

Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, CMC Vellore

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.