Benjamin W. Zweifach
The Microcirculation Laboratory at UC San Diego was founded in 1967 by Professor Benjamin W. Zweifach, a founder of Bioengineering at UC San Diego and a Pioneer in Microcirculation Research in the twentieth century.
Benjamin W. Zweifach received a B.S. degree from the College of the City of New York in 1931 and his Ph.D. degree in Cellular Physiology from New York University in 1936. He was the recipient of an Established Investigator Award from 1950-1955 and a Career Investigator Award from 1955-1960. He served as an Assistant Professor and then as an Associate Professor of Physiology in the Cornell Medical School from 1947-1952. He then returned to New York University as Associate Professor of Biology and Pathology from 1952 1958 and Professor of Pathology from 1958-1966. In 1966 he joined the faculty at UC San Diego as Professor of Bioengineering, where he served until his death in 1997.