ASMB - American Society for Matrix Biology ASMB - American Society for Matrix Biology

Welcome to ASMB!

ASMB Mission Statement

The mission of the ASMB is to promote basic, translational, and clinical research on the extracellular matrix (ECM), cell-ECM interactions, and ECM-based therapies and devices, and to support the growth and professional development of the ECM research community. The ASMB will accomplish this mission by promoting interactions among academia, scientific societies, industry, and government; facilitating dissemination of relevant knowledge and new findings; providing mentoring opportunities to junior scientists; and advocating sustained funding for research and education.


ASMB 2016 Biennial Meeting -

On-line registration is now closed. See you in Florida!

View the 2016 Meeting Program

Congratulations to the 2016 ASMB senior award winners! 

Junior Investigator : Vincent Tagliabracci, University of Texas, Southwestern, Medical Center

Senior Investigator: Renato Iozzo, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Iozzo Award Winner: Thomas Barker, Georgia Institute of Technology

These awardees will be recognized at the 2016 biennial meeting.

ASMB Seeks Nominations for Council Openings
ASMB council elections will be held in late November to elect several new council members, a President-Elect, and Secretary-Treasurer.  Nominations are welcome from the membership.  For more information or to nominate, email:

Here is the latest edition of the ASMB Newsletter - The Matrix Letter

ASMB Meetings

ASMB 2016 Biennial Meeting

Online registration is now closed. 

Registration will be available on-site in St. Petersburg.

View the meeting program HERE.


ASMB is pleased to announce the 2017 ASMB Workshop on Basement Membranes.  
This event, organized by Roy Zent, Vanderbilt Medical Center and Jeffrey H. Miner, Washington University School of Medicine will be held July 12-14, 2017 at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.  Look for more information coming soon.

Future ASMB Workshops 

If you would like to chair an ASMB workshop in 2019 or beyond, preview the RFP here. 

Applications will be sought in early 2018 for the 2019 workshop.

Link Resources

News - view current funding and award application opportunities in the scientific community

Resources - links to partner societies and topic specific websites

Travel Grants for Young Scientists

The Matrix Letter 2016


The NEW issue of The Matrix Letter is here!

View the 2016 Spring/Summer Issue of

The Matrix Letter Vol 15. no. 1

Chinese Society of Matrix Biology Announcement

Read about this new group and the CSMB Conference!

ASMB Election Results - Voting is now closed.

ASMB is proud to be a Rare Disease Day partner!

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Upcoming Meetings

2017 Elastin, Elastic Fibers & Microfibrils GRC: Elastic Tissues and Regulation of Growth Factor Sig
Sunday, July 30, 2017
University of New England, Maine, USA

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