Dr (Ms) M. Wadhwa did her MSc and PhD in Biochemistry in 1980 and 1986 from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. She pursued Post Doctoral Research at Memorial University of New-Foundland, Canada. She started her professional career as Assistant Biochemist in Department of Animal Nutrition, PAU, Ludhiana in November, 1987. Dr. Wadhwa is continuing her research in Nutritional Biochemistry (Ruminants) as Senior Nutritionist in the Department of Animal Nutrition, GADVASU, Ludhiana. Her pioneering work on Improving efficiency of nutrient utilization in poor quality crop residues, Nutritional status of Dairy Animals in Punjab using tools like purine derivatives and milk urea nitrogen, Methane production potential of feedstuffs available in the region, Enteric methane mitigation, Evaluation of novel feed resources (e.g. top feeds, fruit and vegetable waste as livestock feed), Strategic supplementation of limiting nutrients in high yielding cross-bred cattle including during transition phase and Microbial diversity under different feeding regimens in small ruminants has won her peer and global accolades. She has 275 publications to her credit, including 113 research articles in national and international peer reviewed journals, a number of technical bulletins and popular articles. She has co-edited two books,‘Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition’ and ‘Animal Feeding: Concepts & Practices’. She has successfully guided 7 MSc/MVSc students and 1Ph D student. Dr Wadhwa during her 2 consecutive tenures as the Editor of the Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition has made significant efforts to invite research papers by eminent academics and researchers from all over India and abroad. She served as the Secretary of Animal Nutrition Association of India, besides being a life member of number of professional societies and Associations and contributed significantly in the field of Animal Nutrition. She has attended and contributed to academic discussions and conferences in Canada, Malaysia, China and Thailand and has been acknowledged with best paper awards. The Animal Nutrition Association conferred on her the Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association Award (FANA) in recognition of her contributions and achievements.