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2019: Fellow of the Royal Society
Gagandeep Kang, executive director of the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society, London. She is the first Indian woman scientist to have been selected as FRS in the 359-year history of the prestigious scientific academy.
Known for her inter-disciplinary research and work in prevention of enteric infections and their sequelae in children in India, Kang has built national rotavirus and typhoid surveillance networks, established laboratories to support vaccine trials and conducted phase 1-3 clinical trials of vaccines.
“She (Kang) 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,” a statement on her biography by the Royal Society said while announcing the names of 51 distinguished scientists chosen as fellows of the oldest scientific academy of the world.
The list of Fellows of FRS includes Canadian-American mathematician Manjul Bhargava who is R Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, US.