Speaker Profile

Head of Clinical Operations and Research, Athelas

Pita Navarro currently heads the clinical research and operations team at Athelas. She holds a degree in molecular biology from UCLA. At Athelas, Pita has led multiple trials working with the National Neutropenia Network, Dr. Ron Levy’s lab at Stanford and Dr. David Dale’s lab at University of Washington to validate the accuracy and precision of the device.


Optimizing Therapies Through Deep Learning
The Athelas image analysis back-end is particularly well suited to overcome many of the problems traditionally associated with drop based diagnostics — such as inaccurate counting due to debris and variations in particle size & morphology — allowing consumers to receive end-to-end, lab grade results at home within 2 minutes. This clinically validated technology has implications in oncology, particularly for cancer patients and oncologists looking to customize chemotherapy treatments and dosing based on an individual’s recovery metrics, allowing for better outcomes.