The ASBMB's diversity, equity and inclusion programs are supported by the Minority Affairs Committee and the Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee.

Research Spotlight

Classrooms (at UNM) are composed of mainly underrepresented communities... Seeing these students advance in their lab work and coursework is very exciting for me, and I enjoy inspiring them to pursue careers in the life sciences.

Karlett Parra
Karlett Parra

Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of New Mexico

Diversity, equity and inclusion news
Tackling adversity: Tales of the epigenome

This 2022 ASBMB annual meeting session is powered by the need to let everyone know that stress doesn’t define us and that we are resilient in the face of adversity.

Society news briefs: September 2021

Find out everything that’s been going on lately with the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Doing policy work at scientific societies

This is the second part in a series about scientists who've launched and established careers at nonprofit professional-development organizations.

Female scientists set back by the pandemic may never make up lost time

Top researchers get more credit and funding than lesser-known scientists, creating inequality and amplifying gender disparities that hold back women.

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.

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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.