by Kevin Ahern, PhD

Biochemistry is the branch of science concerned with studying the chemical processes and substances that occur within living organisms.

Biochemistry and medicine enjoy a mutually cooperative relationship. The many functions that human organs perform are oftentimes based on chemical processes. One cannot hope to master the comprehension of Physiology without a solid grasp of Biochemistry, the basis of all metabolic processes.

The substances and reactions that are the subjects of the study of Biochemistry are also important players in the understanding of cellular biology, microbiology or the effects organisms can have on the human body, and the pharmacologic effects of medications.

Course Details

  • Videos 243
  • Duration 20:37 h
  • Quiz questions 674
  • Concept Pages 67


Your Educators of course Biochemistry

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical School”.

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By Oji O. on 17. June 2022 for Vitamins

Excellent review and explanations of the different vitamins and their various forms and functions.

Great explanation by sir
By Dr wakeel A. on 28. May 2022 for Carbohydrate Metabolism

Awesome lectures by Sir. he explain every step and every single reaction with detail thank u.

By Neuer N. on 27. May 2022 for Amino Acid Metabolism

It was informative in a simple way and the question after make you make sure you got it

Easy to follow
By Jea I. on 11. May 2022 for Citric Acid Cycle

I can easily follow the sequence of information. The important details are also emphasized, making it easier for recall.