ASBMB Member Types

The ASBMB offers the following membership types: regular, associate, affiliate, graduate student, undergraduate student or emeritus. Please see the criteria below for each membership type. Applications are accepted at any time during the year. To apply by mail, print a membership application and mail to address listed at the bottom of the form.

Questions? See our Member FAQs or contact the ASBMB membership office at


Available to anyone with a doctoral degree who has published at least one paper pertaining to biochemistry or molecular biology in a refereed journal.

Available to postdoctoral fellows (or equivalent) or early-career scientists.

NEW ! Postdocs may join the National Postdoctoral Association for one year compliments of the ASBMB.  


Available to educators at colleges or high schools and employees of government agencies, non-profit organizations or industries related to biochemistry and molecular biology.

Available to graduate students in the biological sciences field.


Available to enrolled students pursuing bachelor's degrees.

Consider starting a student chapter to receive award and scholarship benefits.

Emeritus Membership


Available to any active ASBMB regular member who is a retiree and whose member dues are current.  

Contact to learn more and apply.  


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