The ASBMB strives to develop programs that support and increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Our diversity, equity and inclusion programs are supported by the Maximizing Access Committee and the Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee.

Research Spotlight

Everyone should have equal access to the endless career opportunities in STEM, and everyone has an equal responsibility when it comes to promoting and pushing forward the need for minorities in biomedical research.

Stephen D. Williams
Stephen D. Williams

Postdoctoral fellow in medical genetics, Baylor College of Medicine

Diversity, equity and inclusion news
The language barrier: Daily struggles of an immigrant in science

“Because I’m afraid of being misunderstood or judged for my accent or grammar mistakes, I sometimes hesitate to speak up in meetings or share my ideas with colleagues,” Thiago Pasin writes.

Upcoming opportunities

Register for this week's ASBMB webinar on NINDS funding and training opportunities. Just added: Free webinar on starting your own lab!

How to get the accommodations you need in grad school

Nathalie Weissman, an access specialist within the office of student life disability services at Ohio State University, answers some key questions.

'I can do it without making a face'

Betty B. Tong describes the life lessons she learned 35 years ago as a Chinese graduate student in the U.S.

Webinar

‘All of Us’ for the future of inclusive research and healthcare

A webinar held in observance of National Minority Health Month featuring the work of two BMB researchers who are using the NIH's All of Us Research Program to do their work and highlighting the importance of including populations from historically marginalized backgrounds in research.

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More events
 Attracting — and keeping — grad students from all walks of life

Attracting — and keeping — grad students from all walks of life

Two academic leaders who specialize in recruitment and retention discuss their professional experiences, program outcomes and winning strategies that are worthy of adoption by other institutions. More

“School’s out for summer” book club on gender equity

“School’s out for summer” book club on gender equity

A discussion of “What Works: Gender Equality by Design” by Iris Bohnet, presented by the ASBMB Women in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee. More

Resources from the ASBMB

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month timeline

A timeline highlighting important achievements in the life sciences made by scientists of Asian American and Pacific Island heritage.

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Scientists of the Americas

A timeline highlighting important achievements in the life sciences made by Hispanic scientists.

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Celebrating women in STEM

A timeline highlighting important achievements in STEM made by female scientists.

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A history of black scientists

Celebrating important contributions and achievements in science and technology made by black scientists.

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Marion B. Sewer Distinguished Scholarship for Undergraduates

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

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ASBMB Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award

Honors an outstanding scientist who has shown a sustained commitment to breaking down local and/or systemic barriers against scientists and students from historically marginalized or excluded groups.

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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.

Resources

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