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 are given annually to up to ten exceptional scientists-in-training to encourage their participation in the annual meeting of the Microcirculatory Society (at the Vascular Biology meeting) or the MCS Pre-Meeting at the American Physiology Summit. Applicants must have submitted a first-author abstract. For 2023, the awards will consist of a certificate and a check for $500 to help defray the costs of attending the meeting.


  • must be graduate student
  • must be MCS student member
  • must submit a first author abstract to the Vascular Biology meeting
  • For the Fall Award (Vascular Biology), you must indicate on the abstract submission form that you want to be considered for a MCS Trainee Travel Award and complete the necessary questions including uploading your CV.
  • For the Spring Award (American Physiology Summit), an award appliation must be submitted on this website (link will be provided below) that includes a single PDF containing your abstract and your CV.
  • Direct questions to the Chair of the Awards Committee: Dr. Josh Butcher (
Deadline for the Spring Awards at the 2024 APS Summit: November 17, 2023, 11:59 PM EST

Previous recipients are eligible to reapply. Recipients are not eligible to receive the award in consecutive years.

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Benjamin W. Zweifach


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