Member Benefits Descriptions

The ASBMB has supported the careers and research of biochemists and molecular biologists for over 100 years. We pride ourselves in the success of our members and hope you will become part of the largest organization in the world for the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology. In addition to the member benefits below, ASBMB members also receive benefits through the society’s alliance with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).


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.     

  • Grassroots Science Advocacy Network: Become part of the ASBMB Grassroots Science Advocacy Network to bring a community of science champions together to advocate for state and national policy issues that affect the scientific community.     


Professional Development

  • Career resources:  Job board and careers blog, which explore available positions and different professional paths; career advice, quick tutorials and "how-to" guides; and monthly interviews with successful scientists from diverse backgrounds.  
       
  • Career workshopsASBMB-sponsored meetings for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with opportunities to network and learn about different careers.  
       
  • Training: Annual grant-writing and mentorship workshopfor early-career faculty and postdoctoral researchers and science communications course.    
      
  • Partnership for diversityMonthly e-newsletter dedicated to diversity-related news and opportunities.     
      
  • Summer research database for undergraduatesFind a position in your region or across the country to get hands-on experience in a lab.      

  • Write for ASBMB Today and the Substrate:  ASBMB Today, your member magazine, welcomes personal essays, editorials and story ideas. Email  asbmbtoday@asbmb.org.  
    The Substrate is the news source for ASBMB Student Chapters undergraduates and faculty members. If you are interested in contributing, please contact  education@asbmb.org
      
  • Member directorySearch for potential colleagues and collaborators in our member directory.   


Public Outreach


Publications

  • Publication discounts: Regular ASBMB members who publish as corresponding authors receive reduced publication fees and FREE color figures in all ASBMB journals. Average savings are $320.     

  • 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.  

  • 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.     

  • 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 here for a complete listing of non-ASBMB journal subscriptions available to you. You can place an order when renewing your membership or at any time by contacting the membership office at  membership@asbmb.org.


Education


Meetings

  • Annual meeting: ASBMB members receive discounted registration to the ASBMB annual meeting, which is held in conjunction with the Experimental Biology conference. Depending on your membership category, you could receive up to 56 percent off.     

  • 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 underrepresented scientific communities opportunities to present unique, cutting-edge science and to network.     
    • ASBMB members can partner with the ASBMB to organize a special symposium

  • Meeting travel awards: Members at all career stages can receive travel awards to attend the ASBMB annual meeting and other small meetings

Need more information?
To learn more about ASBMB membership, contact our membership office at  membership@asbmb.org or call 240-283-6604.