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: December 9th, 2017

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