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

Course Details

  • Videos 94
  • Duration 15:06 h
  • Quiz questions 272
  • Topic reviews 24


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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By Zina H. on 17. January 2017 for Vitamins

it is a good course. easy to understand. I liked this course

Biochemistry Photosynthesis
By Yhohan Y. on 03. January 2017 for Biochemistry

this Professor is really an encouraging one, he knows how to contact with his students, he has a deep knowledge, it is my first time to encounter this type of unbelievable professor.. more power Professor Kevin Ahern, from Philippines Honeylette Tayong :) thank you so much sir I really learned a lot from you, and aside from that you really motivated me to study deeper than I can ;)

Great biochem professor
By Melissa C. on 17. December 2016 for Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics

This is professor is really good at explaining concepts and is thorough with getting caught up in the details

My hero
By Melissa C. on 11. December 2016 for Biochemistry

Seriously gifted biochem lecturer. One of the best on here in my opinion. He explains everything so clearly. Lectures are organized and images are really helpful!

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