Jaskiranjit Kang

Jaskiranjit Kang

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Jaskiranjit Kang read Medicinal Chemistry for her MSci (First Class Honours) degree at University College London and then attained her PhD in Organic and Biological Chemistry, also from University College London, under the expert guidance of Dr Derek Macmillan. During this time she became enthralled by her work on the discovery of a new reaction to chemically transform peptides and proteins containing specific amino acid sequences into their corresponding highly sought-after thioesters, and for this invention coined Native Chemical Thioesterification she earned the Apley Thesis Prize. Encaptured by the spirit of exciting and high quality research she then moved to America to be appointed as an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Scholar with the modern-day father of peptide and protein chemistry, Professor Stephen B. H. Kent, whilst concomitantly studying expressed protein ligation of challenging membrane proteins with the highly talented group of Professor Eduardo Perozo at The University of Chicago. Recently, Jaskiranjit has been absorbed in her role as Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate at King's College London with the profoundly learned Professor Kim Wolff and pioneering industrial partner Intelligent Fingerprinting Ltd, working on the development of a point-of-care non-invasive drug testing device using fingerprints.