ASBMB Member Types

The ASBMB offers the following membership types: regular, early career, affiliate, graduate student, undergraduate student or emeritus. Please see the criteria below for each membership type. Applications are accepted at any time during the year. 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


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

Postdocs may join the National Postdoctoral Association for one year compliments of the ASBMB.  


Available to educators at colleges or high schools and employees of government agencies, non-profit organizations or industries related to biochemistry and molecular biology.

Available to graduate students in the biological sciences field.


Available to enrolled students pursuing bachelor's degrees.

Consider starting a student chapter to receive award and scholarship benefits.

Emeritus Membership


Available to any active ASBMB regular member who is a retiree and whose member dues are current.  

Contact to learn more and apply.  


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