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Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Degree: MBBS (1986)
Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Degree: MD (1991)
Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Degree: PhD (1997)
Royal College of Pathologists, London, UK. Degree: MRCPath (2000)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Royal College of Pathologists
  • Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists
  • Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists
  • Indian Society for Gastroenterology
  • Hospital Infection Society-India
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology
  • American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Other Activities

  • 2000-2007   Secretary, Hospital Infection Control Committee Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • 2007-2009   Deputy Chairperson, Hospital Infection Control Committee Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • 2008-2012   Vice-Principal (Research), Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • 2012-2016   Member, Research Advisory Board, Christian Medical College, Vellore

Peer Review Activities 

Editorial responsibilities

  • Editor, CMC Research Digest, 2008-2012
  • Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2008-present
  • Assistant Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2000-2001
  • Associate Editor, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2008-present
  • Associate Editor, Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2011-present
  • Editorial Board, Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), 2014-2016
  • Editor, Manson’s Tropical Diseases, 23rd edition, 2014
  • Section Editor, Gastrointestinal Infections, Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 2014-present

Research grant/fellowship application reviews

  • Ad-hoc
    • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
    • Indian Council for Medical Research
    • Department of Biotechnology
    • Department of Science and Technology
    • National Institutes of Health Special Emphasis Panels/Study Sections        
    • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Medical Research Council, UK
    • Medical Research Council, South Africa
    • Food and Health Bureau, Govt. of Hong Kong SAR
    • The Wellcome Trust, UK
  • 2007-present  Diarrhoeal Diseases, Indian Council for Medical Research
  • 2008-2013       Public Health and Tropical Medicine Interview Committee, The Wellcome Trust, UK
  • 2009-2014       Infectious Diseases Biology, Department of Biotechnology
  • 2010-2014       Human Resource Development, Department of Biotechnology
  • 2011-present   Vaccine Grand Challenge Apex Committee, Department of Biotechnology
  • 2012-2015       Research and Development for Affordable Health Care for India, The Wellcome Trust, UK
  • 2013-2014       Guidelines Committee for Antimicrobial Stewardship, Indian Council for Medical Research
  • 2014-present   Health Science Project Advisory Committee, Science and Engineering Research Board

Advisory Committees

  • 2008              Rotavirus Vaccine Sub-committee, National Technical Advisory Group for Immunization, Government of India
  • 2010-2013       Scientific Advisory Group, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Research Center, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute
  • 2010-2014       Scientific Advisory Group, Paediatric Biology Research Center, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute
  • 2011-2013       International Strategic Advisory Committee, Global Enteric Multi-Center Study, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 2011-present   Water Purification System Sectional Committee, MHD 22, Bureau of Indian Standards
  • 2011-2017       Global Advisory Committee for Vaccine Safety, World Health Organization
  • 2013-2015       Scientific Advisory Group, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea
  • 2013-present   Immunization and Vaccine Implementation Research-Advisory Committee, World Health Organization
  • 2013-present   Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani
  • 2013-present   Discovery Expert Group, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 2013-present   Member, National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • 2014-present   Chair, Region Technical Advisory Group on Immunization, World Health Organization, South-east Asian Region
  • 2015-present   Healthy Birth, Growth and Development Knowledge Integration Advisory Group, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 2016-present   Human Enteric Microbiota Advisory Group, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Original research publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Kang G, Sridharan G, Jesudason MV, John TJ (1992) Evaluation of modified passive haemagglutination assay for Vi antibody estimation in Salmonella typhi infections. J Clin Pathol; 45: 740-741. PMID: 1401194
  • Kang G, Mathan MM, Mathan VI (1995) Evaluation of a simplified HEp-2 cell adherence assay for Escherichia coli isolated from South Indian children with acute diarrhoea and controls. J Clin Microbiol; 33: 2204-2205. PMID: 7559981
  • Ramakrishna BS, Kang G, Rajan DP, Mathan MM, Mathan VI (1996) Isolation of Vibrio cholerae O139 from the water supply during an outbreak of cholera. Trop Med & Int Health; 1: 854-858. PMID: 8980601
  • Kang G, Mathan MM (1996) A comparison of five staining methods for detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in faecal specimens from the field. Indian J Med Res; 103: 262-264. PMID: 8707362
  • Pai M, Kang G, Ramakrishna BS, Venkataraman A, Muliyil JP (1997) An epidemic of diarrhoea in South India apparently caused by enteroaggregative Escherichia coli. Ind J Med Res; 107: 7-12. PMID: 9248208
  • Abraham M, Pai M, Kang G, Asokan GV, Magesh SR, Bhattacharji S, Ramakrishna BS (1997) An outbreak of food poisoning due to Yersinia enterocolitica in Tamil Nadu. Ind J Med Res: 107: 465-468. PMID: 9415742
  • Kang G, Mathew MS, Rajan DP, Daniel JD, Mathan MM, Mathan VI, Muliyil JP (1998) Prevalence of intestinal parasites in rural South Indians. Trop Med & Int Health 3:70-75. PMID: 9484973
  • Khanduja V, Kang G, Rajan DP, Balasubramanian KA (1998) Oxidative stress response in Shigella and non-pathogenic gut bacteria. Ind J Med Res; 108: 3-7. PMID: 9745211
  • Kang G, Sheela S, Ramakrishna BS (1998) Cryptosporidium carriage in asymptomatic rural South Indians. Ind J Med Microbiol; 16: 112-114.
  • Kang G, Balasubramanian KA, Koshi R, Mathan MM, Mathan VI (1998) Salicyclate inhibits HEp-2 cell adherence of and haemagglutination by enteroaggregativeEscherichia coli. FEMS Microbiol Lett; 166: 257-265. PMID: 9770283
  • Alavandi S, Ananthan S, Kang G (1998) Prevalence, in-vitro secretory activity and cytotoxicity of Aeromonas species associated with childhood gastroenteritis in Chennai (Madras), India. Jpn J Med Sci Biol; 51:1-12. PMID: 10211427
  • Mukhopadhya A, Ramakrishna BS, Kang G, Pulimood AB, Mathan MM, Zachariah A, Mathai DC (1999) Enteric pathogens in southern Indian HIV-infected patients with & without diarrhoea. Indian J Med Res; 109:85-9. PMID: 10489741
  • Kang G, Sheela S, Mathan MM, Mathan VI (1999) Prevalence of enteroaggregative and other HEp-2 cell adherent Escherichia coli in asymptomatic rural South Indians by longitudinal sampling. Microbios; 100(395): 57-66. PMID: 10582380
  • Kang G, Rajan DP, Patra S, Chacko A, Mathan MM (1999) Use of serology, the urease test and histology in diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infections in symptomatic and asymptomatic Indians. Indian J Med Res;110:86-90. PMID: 10612909
  • Ramakrishna B, Eapen CE, Kang G, Kurian G, Chandy GM (2000) Familial intrahepatic cholestatic cirrhosis with positive antimitochondrial antibody:familial primary biliary cirrhosis. J Clin Gastroenterol;30:355-358. PMID: 10777183
  • Iturriza-Gomora M, Cubitt D, Steele D, Green J, Brown D, Kang G, Desselberger U, Gray J  (2000) Characterisation of rotavirus G9 strains isolated in the UK between 1995 and 1998.J Med Virol; 61: 510-517. PMID: 10897071
  • Kang G, Hale AD, Richards AF, Jesudason MV, Estes MK, Brown DWG (2000) Detection of “Norwalk-like viruses” in Vellore, southern India. Trans R Soc Trop Med & Hyg ;94: 681-3. PMID: 11198656
  • Kamalaratnam CN, Kang G, Kirubakaran C, Rajan DP. Daniel DJ, Mathan MM, Mathan VI (2001) A prospective study of nosocomial enteric pathogen acquisition in hospitalised children in South India. J Trop Paediatr;47:46-49. PMID: 11245350
  • Kang G, Pulimood AB, Koshi R, Hull A, Acheson DWK, Rajan DP, Keusch GT, Mathan MM, Mathan VI (2001) A monkey model for enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli. J Infect Dis;184:206-210.  PMID: 11424020
  • Kang G, Pulimood AB, Mathan MM, Mathan VI.(2001) Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli infection in a rabbit model. Pathology;33:341-346. PMID: 11523937
  • Koshi R, Pulimood AB, Date A, Kang G, Acheson D, Mathan MM (2001) Glomerular   injury induced in mice by intraperitoneal injection of Shiga-like toxins. Ind J Med Res;113:63-69. PMID: 21901908
  • Kang G, Ramakrishna BS, Daniel J, Mathan M, Mathan VI (2001) Epidemiological and laboratory investigation of outbreaks of diarrhoea in rural South India: Implications for control of disease. Epidemiol Infect 127:107-112. PMID: 11565560
  • Kang G, Raman T, Green J, Gallimore CI, Brown DWG (2001) Distribution of rotavirus G and P types in north and south Indian children with acute diarrhoea in 1998-1999. Trans R Soc Trop Med & Hyg 95:491-2. PMID: 11706656
  • Prasannan M, Jesudason MV, Kang G, Sridharan G (2001) A study on some phenotypic virulence markers of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli. Ind J Med Res 114:95-98. PMID: 11873404
  • Kang G, Desikan P, Mathan MM (2002) Cytoskeletal changes during poliovirus infection in a