Gagandeep Kang, Executive Director of the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad has been elected Fellow by the Royal Society of London. She is the first Indian woman to achieve this feat.
The Royal Society of London has elected 51 scientist across the world as fellows.
Kang is known for her inter-disciplinary research and work in the prevention of enteric infections and their sequelae in children in India. She has built national rotavirus and typhoid surveillance networks, established laboratories to support vaccine trials and conducted phase 1-3 clinical trials of vaccines.
Royal Society of Londin said,” She is investigating the complex relationships between infection, gut function and physical and cognitive development, and seeking to build a stronger human immunology research in India,”
The list of Fellows of FRS includes Canadian-American mathematician Manjul Bhargava who is R Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, US.