“The pandemic has taught us to work together to solve problems”: Dr Gagandeep Kang

Hrishi Logani

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Dr Gagandeep Kang is an Indian virologist and professor at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. She was earlier the executive director of the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI). Dr Kang is a leading researcher, well known for her research on rotaviral vaccines and viral infections in children. She has received the Infosys Prize in Life Sciences in 2016 for her valuable contributions to the natural history of rotavirus and other infectious diseases. In 2019, she was the first Indian woman to be elected fellow of the Royal Society. She is also the co-author of the book Till we Win: India’s Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Dr Gagandeep Kang talks to HRISHI LOGANI – a student of class 12, Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj – about her journey from a microbiologist in CMC, Vellore to a fellow of the Royal Society, lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic and message for emerging scientists...read more