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.


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

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.

Diversity, equity and inclusion news
A life devoted to teaching and research

Inspired by her aunt, a college professor, Karlett Parra’s scientific journey has taken her from Venezuela to New Mexico

A history-making administration — 'that believes in science’

ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee responds to the election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris, expressing hope that they'll help restore Americans' trust in science and lead with compassion.

Rediscovering the first known plant cyclic peptide

Australian researchers uncover the forgotten history of a peptide from rainforest trees that is synthesized by an enzyme that acts like a slightly confused protease.

What is success for women in STEM

A conversation with Marilee Benore and Rana Dajani about their lives as women in science and their recent research projects.

Mixing mitochondrial biology, mentoring and doughnuts

At Vanderbilt University, Breann Brown works to be honest about the Black experience in academia without scaring talented students away from science.

Cellular signposts

By mapping a trail of chemical reactions, Howard Hughes investigator Squire Booker shows how one group of enzymes helps us stay healthy.

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

President's Message

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.

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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.