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Join ASGCT

Join the gene and cell therapy community.  ASGCT is an inclusive organization that seeks a broad membership who complies with the highest standards of scientific, professional and ethical conduct. The ASGCT membership includes researchers and clinicians from academia and bio-industry, representatives from foundations and patient advocacy groups as well as students and post-doctoral fellows with an interest in the gene and cell therapy field.

Join ASGCT

To apply for ASGCT membership, you may apply online or download a Membership Application. Notification of membership status is received within 5 days.

Please contact the ASGCT office with any questions regarding the application process. Individuals wishing to pay via wire transfer should contact the ASGCT office for the Society’s bank information.

Membership Benefits

With nearly 2,000 members in the United States and worldwide, ASGCT is the largest association of individuals involved in genetic and cellular therapeutics. When you join ASGCT, you contribute to a unique multidisciplinary group:

  • The opportunity to network and present your research at the ASGCT Annual Meeting
  • Publish your research in the Society’s official Journal, Molecular Therapy, as well as its companion, online-only open access journal, Molecular Therapy – Nucleic Acids
  • Subscription to Molecular Therapy, the Official Journal of ASGCT included for all Members. Molecular Therapy is the leading scientific journal in the field - a $573 value
  • Participate in a professional society seeking to improve human health through the development of novel treatments using genetic and cellular therapies
  • Promote education about gene and cell therapy advances and challenges
  • The right to vote, hold office and serve on a committee are benefits for all Members. Click here for a listing of ASGCT Committees
  • Subscription to Molecular Therapy, the Official Journal of ASGCT included for all Members. Molecular Therapy is the leading scientific journal in the field - a $573 value
  • Reduced charges for publication in Molecular Therapy - a 65% savings
  • Greatly reduced registration fees for the ASGCT Annual Meeting and other programs - save up to $225
  • Eligibility for student and post-doctoral travel awards
  • Subscription to the ASGCT Newsletter, The Vector
  • Advocacy and representation to the National Institutes of Health
  • Venues for recruiting talented scientists include the Annual Meeting and listing positions on the ASGCT Job Bank at reduced rates - save up to $225

Types of Membership

Members
Individuals who have manifested an interest in any discipline important to gene therapy, cell therapy, or manufacturing technologies for gene and cell delivery, as evidenced by work in the field, are eligible for Membership. Members include researchers and clinicians from academia and bio-industry as well as representatives from foundations and patient advocacy groups. By joining the Society, Members are eligible to serve on Committees, run for elected offices, vote in elections, and participate in program planning for future ASGCT programs.

Transitional Members
Individuals participating in any discipline important to gene therapy, cell therapy, or manufacturing technologies for gene and cell delivery, as evidenced by work in the field, but are in the early stages of the careers who are looking to transition to Membership may opt for Transitional Membership for a maximum of two years. Transitional Membership status will offer the same privileges and member benefits as Members, but at a reduced dues rate of $110.00 USD annually. A portion of the dues goes towards the subscription to Molecular Therapy.

Associate Members
Associate Membership is designed for individuals who are postdoctoral fellows, undergraduate or graduate students, laboratory assistants, technicians, managers, and other clerical laboratory staff in gene and cell therapy research programs.  Associate Members are encouraged to submit abstracts to the Annual Meeting.  The current cost of associate membership is $75.00 USD annually.

Reduced Dues Discount
Members and Associate Members residing in a country with a developing economy are eligible for a reduced dues discount. Members dues are reduced to $75.00 USD annually, and Associate Members dues are reduced to $25.00 USD annually.

ASGCT classifies countries with a developing economy according to World Bank Statistics, which you can find here: http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups#Low_income

Emeritus Members
Emeritus Members are ASGCT Members who have met certain requirements set out in the ASGCT Bylaws. ASGCT Members interested in becoming Emeritus Members should contact the ASGCT office for more information