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 171
  • Duration 15:43 h
  • Quiz questions 348
  • Articles 41


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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Great enzyme lectures
By VICTOR P. on 21. October 2017 for Irreversible Enzyme Inhibition: Suicide – Enzyme Inhibitors

As a medical student I found this series of lectures on enzymes extremely clarifying. Dr Ahern is a great lecturer. Thank you so much.

By dayana d. on 12. October 2017 for Biochemistry – Board-Style Questions

it is an excellent course for those who are studying very hard for usmle

Lipids and eays metabolism
By Andreas F. on 02. October 2017 for Lipid Metabolism

Kevin must be the best teacher ever. He explains with a certainty only a person with many years of lecturing can. Simple, easy and fast, making complicated matters seem easy to learn. Compared to the slides i have in med. school, the content is the same. But this guy also gives the explaination in the same amount of time! His body language is also nice to watch as they are firm and open, kind of directing your thoughts, like a maestro. You just have to remember and do some repetition of EVERY detail he mentiones, it will for sure be on the exam. I also use his lectures to simplify my understandings from pdf files from school and heavy textbooks. I will recommend everyone to use this!! Also i love the quiz afterwards. 1rst year university medicine

By David D. on 01. October 2017 for Catabolism of Guanine & Hypoxanthine and Purine Nucleotide Salvage

Fantastic lecture, just the amount of information I needed to cover and retain the topic.

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