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
Career-development programming at the annual meeting

The 2022 ASBMB Annual Meeting in April offers a collection of programming to meet a variety of needs for members of all career stages and interests.

HBCU med school put CARES Act money into students’ pockets

Meharry gave $10 million directly to its future doctors, dentists and public health researchers.

Women and young academics suffered most during pandemic

Surveys of scientists show they may face long-term career consequences.

Hosting an inclusive virtual conference

If you’ve attended any virtual conferences, you know that they aren't perfect. But some solutions have shaken out of the past two years of trial and error.

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.