New program


The ASBMB has won a grant to support postdocs and new PIs from diverse backgrounds.

The MOSAIC program will provide individualized coaching, networking and presentation opportunities tailored to scholars’ needs.


No, we will not be silent

Members of the ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee released a powerful statement in response to police killings of Black people and systemic racism in the United States. Here, the ASBMB president says the governing council fully endorses and embraces the statement.

Diversity, equity and inclusion news
A time for reimagining

The world will be a different place next spring — a year after COVID-19 began to shutter much of the planet. Why not make this a time for rethinking structures in ways that are more sensible and just?  We want your ideas for how to do that. 

The time for change is now

After a a discussion series on systemic issues in biomedical research and how those issues were amplified by the pandemic, Chris Pickett came up with 17 recommendations for universities and departments to enact long-term change.

A career in metabolism research and a drive to mentor minority students

Spurred to research by a program for undergrads from underrepresented groups, Claudio Villanueva pays it forward.

The color of COVID

In a summer dominated by COVID-19 and protests against racial injustice, there are growing demands that drugmakers and investigators ensure that vaccine trials reflect the entire community.

Being Black in the ivory tower

Kayunta Johnson–Winters writes about her journey through the criminal justice system and academia.

NIH project homes in on COVID racial disparities

Amid a wavering federal response that has allowed staggering levels of disease to sweep the country, the All of Us program is a potential bright spot.

Research Spotlight

Now that I’m a professor, I have the ability to save more students that have the potential to succeed

Sharifa Love–Rutledge
Sharifa Love–Rutledge

Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Huntsville

Call for submissions

ASBMB Today, the society’s award-winning magazine, welcomes articles on diversity and inclusion from society members and others in the life sciences community year-round. See our calls for submissions and guidelines.

Submit your work

Virtual event

Steps toward equity in STEM

June 2, 2020

Diversifying the STEM workforce remains a major challenge in the U.S. and worldwide. Funding agencies, academic institutions and researchers must continue to develop plans to increase the representation of historically disadvantaged groups in science.

The talks in this session use surveys, interviews and reflective questions to gain fresh perspectives from people who often face barriers in their scientific trajectories. These views can inform best practices to promote persistence and success of underrepresented groups in STEM.


Resources from the ASBMB


Marion B. Sewer Distinguished Scholarship for Undergraduates

Provides up to $2,000 toward undergraduate tuition costs for one academic year.


Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award

Honors an outstanding scientist who has shown a strong commitment to the encouragement of underrepresented minorities in the scientific enterprise.


IMAGE grant writing workshop

Transform your grant applications! Learn from NSF, NIH and HHMI program directors how to write winning proposals for federal research funding.

Partnership for diversity

Help the ASBMB promote diversity in the sciences. Sign up for the Partnership for Diversity today!


Resources to help increase your network and continue to enhance diversity within the field.