Our Team

Our Team

Meet the Team That Makes Likarda Great.

Our Team

Meet the team that makes Likarda great.

Lisa Stehno-Bittel, PhD

Lisa Stehno-Bittel, PhD

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Over 25 years in cell biology and therapies. And 20 years in business.

Karthik Ramachandran, PhD

Karthik Ramachandran, PhD

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Bioengineer, co-inventor of CSS.

Joe Suarez

Joe Suarez

Chief Financial Officer

25+ years of progressive experience in finance and operations for bio and life sciences.

Edward Robb, DVM, DACVN

Edward Robb, DVM, DACVN

Director of Animal Clinical Programs

22 years in the animal health pharma industry including CSO and CEO.

Stephen Harrington, PhD

Stephen Harrington, PhD

Director of Cell and Hydrogel Formulation

Bioengineer, Six Sigma certified, inventor of core technologies.

Francis Karanu, PhD

Francis Karanu, PhD

Director of Cell Therapy R&D

Over 22 years in stem cell biology including diabetes application.

Donald Muathe, MSc

Donald Muathe, MSc

QA Supervisor and Sr. Analytical Chemist

20+ years in pharma validation, auditing and QC/QA & compliance.

Aldyn Wildey

Aldyn Wildey

R&D Scientist and Lab Supervisor

Experienced in stem cell biology and QA/QC.

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Does your cell therapy need a targeted approach? Would improving potency be a benefit for your cell therapy? Are you looking for a partner who can customize a solution that fits your exact needs? Discuss options with one of our team members today.