Natalie Wisniewski, PhD

Industrial & Biomaterials
Founder & CTO, Profusa

Natalie Wisniewski, PhD

A member of the Material Impact entrepreneurial advisory board since Material Impact Fund I, Natalie is Co-Founder and CTO of Profusa, where she conceived the technical approach, co-built the company road map, enlisted top talent, and secured start-up funding.

Natalie leads Profusa’s technology development efforts and the grants program, which has secured $10M of DARPA and NIH funds. Natalie is the co-inventor of Profusa’s tissue-integrating biosensor technology and optical reader. Winner of the NIH Transformative Research Award, she is a recognized leader in understanding the body’s reaction to foreign materials and the design of bioengineered sensors.

A member of the Material Impact entrepreneurial advisory board since Material Impact Fund I, Natalie is Co-Founder and CTO of Profusa, where she conceived the technical approach, co-built the company road map, enlisted top talent, and secured start-up funding. 

Natalie leads Profusa’s technology development efforts and the grants program, which has secured $10M of DARPA and NIH funds. Natalie is the co-inventor of Profusa’s tissue-integrating biosensor technology and optical reader. Winner of the NIH Transformative Research Award, she is a recognized leader in understanding the body’s reaction to foreign materials and the design of bioengineered sensors. 

In addition to her science career, she has been a business consultant at McKinsey & Company and a consumer products developer at Kimberly-Clark. She has nearly two decades of regulatory, clinical, and technical consulting experience in the medical device industry.

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Natalie Wisniewski, PhD

Education

BS, Chemical EngineeringPurdue University

PhD, Biomedical EngineeringDuke University in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute

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