Member Type Descriptions

ASBMB offers the following membership types. Applications are accepted at any time during the year and may be submitted online, by mail or by fax.

Regular Membership ($160)  
Available to anyone with a doctoral degree who has published at least one paper pertaining to biochemistry or molecular biology in a refereed journal. Upon review and approval of the application by the executive officer, the applicant will be accepted as a member and be so notified.

Industry Membership ($160)  
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 related field. Industry/biotech members have the same privileges as regular members.

Early Career Membership ($70)  
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. Early career members may not hold elective office, endorse new members, or sponsor nonmembers at the society's annual scientific meeting.

Affiliate Membership ($45)  
Available to those ineligible 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. Affiliate members may not hold elective office, endorse new members, or sponsor nonmembers at the society's annual scientific meeting.

Graduate Membership ($25)  
Available to graduate students. Graduate membership is limited to five years. Eligible for automatic promotion to early career membership once criteria are satisfied. Graduate members may not vote, hold elective office or sponsor nonmembers at the society's annual scientific meeting.

Undergraduate Student Membership ($10)
Available to enrolled students pursuing bachelor's degrees. Student members may not vote, hold elective office or sponsor nonmembers at the society's annual scientific meeting.

ASBMB Student Chapters
If there are multiple student members at a school, consider starting a student chapter of the ASBMB. Student Chapters members receive additional award and scholarship benefits. Learn more.  

Emeritus Membership  
Available to any ASBMB regular member who is a retiree and whose member dues are current. To apply for emeritus status, supply the ASBMB with a letter or e-mail 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. 

To apply by mail, print a membership application and mail to address listed at the bottom of the form. 

Questions? See our  Member FAQs or contact the ASBMB Membership Office at membership@asbmb.org.