Angelina Altshuler is a bioengineering PhD candidate at UC San Diego and conducts research in Professor Geert Schmid-Schonbein’s microcirculation laboratory. Her research uses bioengineering approaches to study organ failure in circulatory shock. From her experiments, new insight has contributed to understanding organ dysfunction which may be applied to trauma, intensive care, neonatal, and transplant surgery patients. In the laboratory, Angelina has trained and mentored over ten undergraduate students. She conducted research in three countries and has a strong interest in initiating international scientific collaborations. Outside of the laboratory, Angelina planned and participated in the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC and organized Bioengineering Day, a celebration of the UCSD bioengineering community. She was awarded the Gordon Fellowship in 2010 for her leadership and outreach. She is currently at Illumina.