by Kevin Ahern, PhD, Lecturio USMLE

Become an Expert in Biochemistry now

This course provides comprehensive and distinct descriptions of important processes and pathways in biochemistry. It is suitable for undergraduate students of the subject, medical students, and everyone who is simply looking to gain a better understanding of the molecular basis of life.

You will learn the basic principles of biochemistry, including protein structure, enzymes, catalysis, enzyme kinetics, metabolism, metabolic pathways, the central dogma, DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, and gene expression.

Five of the most important topics addressed here are:
  • Enzyme Function 
  • Metabolism 
  • Central Dogma 
  • Pathway integration 
  • Macromolecular structure/function
This course is divided into two parts:
  • Biochemistry Basic
  • Biochemistry Advanced

Course Details

  • Videos 30
  • Duration 12:19 h
  • Quiz questions 258
  • Topic reviews 21


Your Educators of course Biochemistry

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently working as professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Oregon State University, he loves to write poetry and song lyrics. His previous works include “A Limerick a Day For a Year” and “Merry Metabolic and Miscellanic Melodies”. He is also a co-author of the popular biochemistry textbooks, “Biochemistry Free and Easy”.
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Very nice Course
By Lucas S. on 21. October 2016 for Biochemistry

The professor has a very clear explanation and teaches in a really dynamic way. The only negative thing about the course is that it's missing some essential biochemistry topics for graduation level like the citric acid cycle

The best
By Sally A. on 19. October 2016 for Biochemistry: Advanced

It's the best. I really love how the doctor explains the concepts with simplicity. Biochemistry became much easier to understand. If it included clinical cases it would have been better.

Great lectures!
By David Z. on 19. October 2016 for Biochemistry: Basics

Professor Ahern is truly excellent! Amazing choice. He clearly explains concepts and shows sincere enthusiasm for the topics. You need to bring him back for lectures on amino acids and the urea cycle as well as the electron transport chain.

I like it very much
By Bharath R. on 15. October 2016 for Biochemistry: Advanced

The explanation given by Sir is very easy to understand and I able to remember for a long time.

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