These materials were developed for an intensive, one-week Boot Camp sponsored by the RCSB PDB and the Rutgers Institute of Quantitative Biomedicine in June 2020. Student researchers were selected from the RISE program at Rutgers (, from other Rutgers-affiliated programs, and from the campuses of the BASIL-mentors.

For more information, please see and cite COVID-19 Evolution and Structural Biology (2020) BAMBed 48:511–513 doi: 10.1002/bmb.21428.

Many thanks to

  • The Boot Camp students for their willingness to join us on this adventure

  • IQB Faculty and Graduate Students: Stephen K. Burley, Shuchismita Dutta, Brian Hudson, Jennifer Jiang,
    Sagar Khare, Joseph Lubin, Vidur Sarma, Lingjun Xie, Christine Zardecki

  • IQB's Ken Dalenberg for technical oversight

  • BASIL: Biochemistry Authentic Scientific Inquiry Laboratory) biochemistry consortium faculty: Paul Craig (Rochester Institute of Technology), Bonnie Hall (Grand View University), Julia Koeppe (SUNY Oswego), Stephen Mills (Xavier University), Mike Pikaart (Hope College), Rebecca Roberts (Ursinus College)

  • RISE at Rutgers: a nationally acclaimed summer research program for outstanding undergraduates from diverse backgrounds

  • Rutgers Faculty Lectures: Yana Bromberg (SEBS), Siobain Duffy (SEBS), Jay Tischfield (SAS/RUCDR)

This Boot Camp was supported by

  • RCSB Protein Data Bank

  • Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine

  • National Science Foundation

  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

  • US Department of Energy

  • Joseph Lubin was supported by the Rutgers NIH Biotechnology Training Program, NIH T32 GM008339