ASBMB is dedicated to providing a resource to those interested in the biochemical and molecular biology field. Meetings are a great way for members to network, stay involved, and make meaningful connections with faculty. Event based meetings include speakers, seminars, workshops, and outings. Meetings are Wednesdays at 3 PM in ISC 4300. Come make friends in your major! We'd love for you all to attend.
What is asbmb?
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization with over 12,000 members.
Founded in 1906, the Society is based in Rockville, Maryland. The Society's mission is to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology through publication of scientific and educational journals: the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, and the Journal of Lipid Research, organization of scientific meetings, advocacy for funding of basic research and education, support of science education at all levels, and promoting the diversity of individuals entering the scientific workforce.
How can I join?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Membership fee is $10 for 1 year. The fee must be paid each year for renewal.
Why should i join?
Free individual journal subscriptions: ASBMB members receive free online subscriptions to the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Lipid Research and the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. Online journal access provides the most current research at your fingertips. More
Free subscription to ASBMB Today: ASBMB members receive a mailed copy of the monthly magazine. It includes feature stories about prominent and emerging scientists and about issues of concern to researchers; columns by ASBMB committee members and staff members; news items related to science policy and funding; and articles about what it’s like to teach and study science and to conduct research today. More
ASBMB newsletter: Keep up to date on ASBMB initiatives and activities with the monthly digital newsletter. Check your inbox the second week of each month.
Reduced rates on non-ASBMB journal subscriptions: ASBMB members receive significant discounts on many scientific journals. Click herefor a complete listing of non-ASBMB journals available to you. You can place an order when renewing your membership dues or at any time by contacting the membership office at email@example.com.
Career resources: Job board and job blog, which explore careers and available positions within those paths; career advice, career path exploration and "how-to" guides; information on career paths; and monthly spotlights on successful scientists from diverse backgrounds.More
Career symposia: ASBMB-sponsored meetings for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with opportunities to network and learn about different careers. More
Training: Annual grant-writing and mentorship workshop for early-career faculty and postdoctoral researchers ( more) and science communications course ( more).
Partnership for diversity: A monthly e-newsletter dedicated to diversity-related news and opportunities. More
Summer research database for undergraduates: Check the database regularly for research opportunitiesMore
Write for ASBMB Today and the Substrate: The ASBMB Today member magazine editor welcomes personal essays, editorials and story ideas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Substrate is the news source for ASBMB Student Chapters student and faculty members. If you are interested in contributing, please contact email@example.com.
Accreditation and certification exam: The ASBMB accredits departments and programs that offer bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry, molecular biology or related subjects. Students in accredited programs are eligible to take the ASBMB certification exam. More
ASBMB Student Chapters: The ASBMB Student Chapters is devoted to building a national network of undergraduate students and faculty for the advancement of research, education and science outreach.More
Undergraduate education: Concept-driven teaching resources, assessment tools and course materials for undergraduate faculty in biochemistry and molecular biology.More
ASBMB Hands-on Opportunities to Promote Engagement in Science (HOPES) program: HOPES seed grants incentivize and support the development of outreach programs and partnerships among teachers and researchers.More
Awards and honors: Members at all career stages can receive travel awards to attend the ASBMB annual meeting (more). Undergraduates also have access to numerous funding awards for research and outreach. Exceptional members of the ASBMB Student Chapters can be nominated for election to the National BMB Honor Society (more). The society also maintains a list of scholarships, awards and fellowships (more).
Annual Meeting: ASBMB members receive discounted registration to the ASBMB annual meeting, in conjunction with the Experimental Biology conference. Depending on your membership level, you could receive up to 56 percent off. More
Special symposia series: ASBMB members receive discounted registration to the ASBMB Special Symposia. With four to six meetings per year, this small-meetings program provides specific or under-represented scientific communities opportunities to present unique, cutting-edge science and to network. More
Public Policy Initiatives
A voice on capitol hill: Your public affairs team meets regularly with members of Congress and officials at funding agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, about issues of concern to ASBMB members. More
ASBMB Local Advocacy Network: Become part of the ASBMB Local Advocates Network to take an active role in seeking government support and funding for discovery and translational bioscience. More