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
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.

Coronavirus coverage and the silencing of female expertise

With male voices dominating the pandemic narrative, female scientists are lamenting the loss of diverse perspectives.

Out now

Cell biologist Beverley Rabbitts shares insights on life, love, sexuality, and reinvention

Neurodiversity: How to make your lab more inclusive (part 2)

Careers columnist Elizabeth Stivison completes a two-part series for principal investigators who want to make their labs more inclusive to neurodiverse members.

On equity, power and responsibility in academic research

The glacial pace at which many universities have diversified belies a supposed commitment to valuing the Black community and what it brings to the institution.

Research Spotlight

Work is hard enough without trying to be like someone else, so you should do whatever makes you comfortable and happy. Just be yourself.

Yvonne Fondufe–Mittendorf
Yvonne Fondufe–Mittendorf

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky College of Medicin

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.