Gagandeep Kang has become the first Indian female scientist to get a fellowship at the UK Royal Society, the world’s oldest scientific institution that is dedicated to promoting and recognising scientific developments around the world. This year, the Royal Society elected 51 scientists from different parts of the world. With her inclusion, Kang has joined an elite list of great scientists like Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Ernest Rutherford. Currently, Kang is the executive director of the Translational Health Science and Technology Institution and a part of the review committee for various national and international research funding agencies. She advises on many committees related to vaccines and is part of the editorial team for several journals. She has written more than 300 research papers and her study focuses on viral infections in children and testing of rotavirus vaccines.