Dr. D'Hulst was trained in bioengineering at the KULeuven (BE) and received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Antwerp (BE). In 2009, she started working on the enigmatic sense of smell with Prof. Feinstein (CUNY, New York City), where she pioneered the MouSensor technology. In 2016, she co-founded MouSensor, Inc., an early-stage biotech startup headquartered in New York City.
MouSensor, Inc. engineers super sniffer mice to build a live nose-on-a-chip (powered by imec) with the bold vision to detect, discover and digitize every single smell on this planet; ranging from the fragrances in a perfumer’s palette to the unique odours associated with diseases, such as Parkinson’s. The company’s mission is to ultimately establish the first-ever digital database of scent, much like the RGB code for vision.