Student Chapters

ASBMB Student Chapters are a national community of undergraduate students and faculty members promoting the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology research, education and science outreach. The ASBMB provides networking and career-development opportunities with grants and awards to support member’s academic and career goals.

Student benefits

Faculty benefits

Start or renew a chapter

Applications for new chapters are accepted on a rolling basis.

Current chapters can renew at any time, but must do so by Nov. 25 to be eligible for travel awards to the annual meeting.

Log in to start or renew

Instructions for using the application/renewal system

Questions? Contact

Monmouth University, 2019 Outstanding Chapter

Monmouth University, 2019 Outstanding Chapter


  • All chapters must be sponsored by a faculty adviser who is an active regular member of the ASBMB. This adviser will be the primary contact for the chapter's activities.
  • A minimum of five students is required to receive full chapter benefits.

Chapter responsibilities

  • Create an organizational structure. We recommend you elect chapter leaders (e.g. president, secretary, treasurer) to share responsibilities.
  • Recruit new members.
  • Organize science outreach activities.
  • Work with other chapters in your region to organize regional meetings.
  • Attend the ASBMB annual meeting.

Adviser responsibilities

  • Support student activities within the chapter.
  • Serve as a mentor for students.
  • Share new chapter activities with regional directors or through the Student Chapters Facebook page.
  • Encourage applications for ASBMB scholarships and awards.

Individual students interested in Student Chapters

If you are interested in starting a chapter at your institution or are wondering whether your institution already has a chapter, contact

Dates and deadlines

Sept. 1 Student Chapter 2020–2021 renewals begin
Nov. 23 Renewal deadline
Jan. 31 Honor society application deadline
Feb. 14 Outstanding Chapter Award deadline
April ASBMB annual meeting
June 1 Marion B. Sewer Scholarship deadline

Additional resources


Apply for awards to help pay for meetings, outreach and attending the ASBMB Annual Meeting.

Honor Society

The ASBMB Honor Society recognizes undergraduate students for their scholarly achievement, research accomplishments and outreach activities.

Annual meeting guide

Prepare for the ASBMB annual meeting and the Undergraduate Poster Competition with this helpful guide.


Tips on activities and downloads to help with chapter events.

Find a Student Chapter

Find local chapters and regional directors’ contact information.