Dr Avika Ruparell

Dr Avika Ruparell

Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Avika Ruparell is a Senior Research Scientist at the WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute, the global fundamental science center for Mars Petcare, based in the UK. She has a degree in Medical Genetics and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology and worked for 3.5 years as a Microbiologist for Unilever Research & Development. Four years ago she joined the research team at WALTHAM and currently works in the Biomarkers team performing fundamental research to identify biological measures associated with periodontal disease and other health problems in dogs and cats.


Bacterial signatures of periodontal disease are conserved across geographies.

Canine oral bacterial signatures and microbiota modulation via dental chews.