Zweifach Student Travel Award

Named in honor of Founding Society Member, two-time President, and pioneer of the field of microcirculation and bioengineering, who combined engineering principles with medicine to describe the mechanical properties of the microvasculature, tissue-specific vascular anatomies, microvessel fluid dynamics, lymphatics, and their application to human disease.

These awards, consisting of a certificate and $750, are given annually to up to ten exceptional scientists-in-training to encourage their participation in the annual meeting of the Microcirculatory Society (part of the EB2017 meeting in Chicago). Applicants must have submitted a first author abstract to one of the Microcirculatory Society topic categories at Experimental Biology 2017 (1040-APS through 1054-APS).


  • must be graduate student
  • must be MCS student member
  • must complete the application form (click here)
  • submit a copy of submitted abstract and a letter of support from your supervisor to:
    Dr. Matthew Boegehold,
    Chair of the Awards Committee
Deadline extended to December 9th, 2016

Previous recipients are eligible to reapply.

Photo of Benjamin Zweifach
Benjamin W. Zweifach


2016 Zweifach Student Travel Award Recipients:

Mohammed Al Tarhuni, Univeristy of Western Ontario
Natascha G. Alves, University of South Florida
Randa S. Eshaq, LSU Health-Shreveport
Ahmed Hashad, University of Calgary
Margaret Kelly-Goss, University of Virginia
Iain Lamb, University of Guelph
Anand Narayanan, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Amanda Pellowe, Yale University
Francisco I. Ramirez-Perez, University of Missouri
Shuai Yuan, Louisiana Health Sciences Center - Shreveport

See more about these outstanding students, including photos, brief bios and the presentation titles