Membership types



Available to anyone with a doctoral degree who has published at least one paper pertaining to biochemistry or molecular biology in a refereed journal.



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.



Available to postdoctoral fellows (or equivalent) or early-career scientists.



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 students enrolled in an undergraduate program at a 2-year community college or 4-year college or university.


Student Chapters

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.


How do I retrieve my member number or account login?

Your member number is located on your member profile.

To access your member profile, log in with the email address and password you used to join the society. If you do not remember your password, click the "Forgot password?" link on the login page.

If you are still having problems logging in, send an email to

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
When should I renew my ASBMB membership?
ASBMB membership is based on a calendar-year cycle, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. You may renew at any time during the year, however, we encourage you to join or renew by Jan. 1 to enjoy the full benefits of your membership!
How do I set up my free email alerts from ASBMB journals?
Follow these instructions for setting up email alerts from the ASBMB's journals:
How do I activate my online subscriptions for TiBs, Annual Review or BAMBED?
After your payment has been processed, you will receive detailed activation instructions by email from the publisher. Contact if you have not received your instructions after 48 hours.
I am missing an issue of TiBs, Annual Review or BAMBED. How do I get it?

To inquire about a missing issue, please contact the publication's publisher:

I would like to change my member type. How can I do this?
To update your member type, contact or call 240-283-6604.
I would like to change my membership status to emeritus. 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.
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.
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.