ISABEL GIGLI finished Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctoral of Science degree in Physiology (2001); she completed her doctoral research training at the Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine (IByMe), in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Afterwards, she completed a three year Post doctoral training at the University of Cornell, USA. In addition, she worked two years at the University of Palermo, Italy. Her field of research is mammary gland physiology. With an increasing interest in sustainability and environment, in the last couple of years she focused her research on alternative uses of whey. Dr Gigli is a full-time professor at the School of Agriculture at the National University of La Pampa (UNLPam), Argentina, teaching physiology of lactation and milk production.