ASBMB Fellows

Selection as a Fellow of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is an honor bestowed on our most distinguished members. Fellows are recognized for their meritorious efforts to advance the molecular life sciences through sustained outstanding accomplishments in areas such as scientific research, education, mentorship, commitment to diversity and service to the society and scientific community.

The ASBMB Fellows will be publicly announced at the ASBMB Annual Meeting April 27–30, held in conjunction with Experimental Biology. The first fellows class will be contacted in April.

How fellows are honored

Fellows receive a crystal award and a pin, and are recognized by the ASBMB in various public forums including a profile on the ASBMB website, an announcement in the member email newsletter, inclusion in the ASBMB Today magazine, and an announcement on ASBMB social media channels. Fellows will also be recognized and honored at the ASBMB annual meeting.

How nominations are reviewed

A subcommittee of five members of the Membership Committee reviews the full list of nominees and makes selections based on an established rubric that takes into consideration the nominee's impact on their field of research, on education and professional development, and their commitment to diversity in science, as well as their service to the ASBMB, among other factors.

The subcommittee's recommendations are presented to the Membership Committee for discussion and a vote, with a two-thirds majority needed to determine the final selection. The final list of fellows is then presented to the ASBMB Council for approval.

Learn more about the nomination process