Join ASBMB Student Chapters

Chapter applications and renewals for the 2016-17 school year will be accepted starting September 1, 2016.  The deadline to apply or renew is December 9, 2016. Questions should be directed to  

Instructions for using the application/renewal system
How to Organize your Chapter
Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Partnership program

Chapter dues      
Dues are $100 per year per chapter and cover the first 10 students. Additional student members may join the chapter throughout the year and dues are $10 each.


  • All chapters must be sponsored by a faculty adviser who is a regular active member of the ASBMB. This adviser will be the primary contact for the chapter's activities.
  • A minimum of five students is required to receive full chapter benefits.  

Chapter responsibilities

  • Create a chapter organizational structure. We recommend you elect chapter leaders (e.g) president, secretary, treasurer) to share responsibilities
  • Recruit new members
  • Organize science outreach activities
  • Work with other chapters in your region to organize regional meetings
  • Attend the ASBMB annual meeting if possible
  • Contribute to the ASBMB undergraduate blog, The Substrate

Individual students interested in Student Chapters 
If  you are interested in starting a chapter at your institution or are wondering whether your institution already has a chapter, contact