Craig Streu

"It seems every year ASBMB adds another opportunity, training or service to add value to my membership."

Parmvir Bahia

"I really appreciate that the ASBMB does more than offer support for traditional career paths. From science policy to outreach and science communication, members have the opportunity to learn from experienced staff using platforms that make these resources increasingly more accessible."

Odutayo Odunuga

"Being a member of the ASBMB provides you with tremendous challenges, opportunities and resources to grow as a professional."

What the ASBMB offers


Career resources

Find webinars and training courses, a job and internship board, and funding opportunities for your research.


Meetings and events

Join us at the ASBMB annual meeting and a host of conferences and virtual events presenting unique and cutting-edge science.


Journals and news

Delve into our three prestigious journals and keep up to date with the world of biochemistry and molecular biology in our award-winning magazine.



The ASBMB provides ways for its members to engage with Congress to ensure that their funding and policy needs are met.



Learn about our accreditation, certification and student chapter programs and explore our helpful teaching resources.

Exclusive member benefits


Members enjoy:

  • Discounted registration for ASBMB events — save up to 50% off the annual meeting.
  • Free online subscriptions to ASBMB’s three prestigious research journals — the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Lipid Research and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.
  • Reduced subscription rates for non-ASBMB journals.
  • Discounted registration for the Art of Science Communication online course.
  • Reduced publication fees for ASBMB journals — save on average $320 per article (regular and industry members only).
  • Free posting to the ASBMB job board (regular and industry members only).


Members can apply for:


Members enjoy access to:

ASBMB members also receive benefits through the society’s alliance with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

Membership types

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Available to anyone with a doctoral degree who has published at least one paper pertaining to biochemistry or molecular biology in a refereed journal. Regular members may hold elective office, endorse new members and sponsor nonmembers at the society's annual meeting.



Available to anyone who works in industry, biotech or other fields related to the molecular life sciences with a degree (associates or above) in biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field. Industry members have the same privileges as regular members.



Available to postdoctoral fellows (or equivalent) or early-career scientists. Early-career status is limited to 10 years unless postdoctoral (or equivalent) appointment is reaffirmed by a mentor or faculty member. Eligible for automatic promotion to regular membership once criteria are satisfied.



Available to those without a Ph.D. and who are not eligible for regular or early-career membership — typically educators at colleges or high schools, employees of government agencies or nongovernmental or nonprofit organizations, and members of the public with a strong interest in biochemistry and molecular biology.



Available to graduate students. Graduate membership is limited to five years. Eligible for automatic promotion to early-career membership once criteria are satisfied.



Available to enrolled students pursuing bachelor's degrees.

Student Chapter

Undergraduates should consider joining a student chapter to receive award and scholarship benefits.


Available to any ASBMB regular member who is a retiree and whose member dues are current. To apply for emeritus status, send the ASBMB an email stating your official retirement date and pay a one-time fee of $100. Emeritus members are entitled to all privileges of regular members but may not hold elective office.


What is my member number?
Your member number is located on your member profile. If you do not know your member number, send an email to or call 240-283-6604.
I need a receipt or invoice. What do I do?
You will receive an email receipt after completing your online payment. If you don't see your receipt, check your spam folder. If you still need help or a copy of your invoice, contact or call 240-283-6604.
How do I change my address in the ASBMB records?
Log in to your member profile. If you still need help, send a detailed email with your old address and contact information along with the new contact information to
What subscriptions are available to members?
ASBMB members receive significant discounts on many print copies of scientific journals. See the journals available to you. Please note that shipping and taxes are extra.
How do I activate my online subscriptions?
You must have your customer number to activate your free online subscriptions. The customer number is your member number with an M at the end. Once your payment has been processed, you also will receive detailed activation instructions by email. Contact if you are having trouble locating your customer number.
I am missing an issue of TiBs, Annual Review or BAMBED. How do I get it?
Send an email to describing the problems you are experiencing. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours (Mon.-Fri.), please call 240-283-6604.
How do I get online access to TiBS?
Your activation instructions are included on the mailing label. If you do not have this, send an e-mail to TiBS Customer Service for instructions. If you still have access issues, please call 240-283-6604, and the ASBMB staff will follow up for you.
I did not get my JBC minireview compendium. How do I get it?
JBC's Minireviews have been relaunched as JBC Reviews which are available online only.
I would like to change my member type. How can I do this?
To update your member type, you will need to contact or call 240-283-6604.
I would like to join as an Emeritus member of the ASBMB. How do I do this?
The Emeritus member type is available to any active ASBMB regular member who is a retiree and whose member dues are current. To apply for Emeritus member status, contact or call 240-283-6604.
There is a charge on my credit card that I do not recognize.
Please send an e-mail with your inquiry to or call 240-283-6604. Include the date of the charge, the amount, the cardholder's name and the reference number.