Lisa Stehno-Bittel, PhD
President & Founder
Lisa Stehno-Bittel began her career in health care as a physical therapist. With more than 25 years of research experience in the fields of cell biology and diabetes, she has over 60 publications in scientific journals and has received more than $9 million in grant funding for her research. Lisa is on the faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center and serves as president and founder of Likarda, LLC. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, a PhD from the University of Missouri, and completed a pharmacology fellowship at the Mayo School of Medicine. Lisa has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding Faculty Research Award from the University of Kansas Medical Center and the Jim Baxendale Commercialization Award.
Lisa enjoys water and snow skiing and traveling with her husband and kids. One of her favorite annual trips is heading to Sturgis each year on her motorcycle.