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 344
  • 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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Explains everything very simply and makes dna replication easy to understand
By ANAUSH A. on 12. February 2017 for DNA Replication & DNA Repair

Explains everything very simply and makes dna replication easy to understand

Very concise and straight-forward
By Nico D. on 10. February 2017 for Lipid Metabolism: Steroids & Bile Acids

Great lecture! I hope that the rate limiting steps in the reactions can be highlighted in the presentations as these are common exam questions :)

Very straightforward
By Ari S. on 02. February 2017 for Carbohydrate Metabolism

Exactly what I needed. Straightforward and to the point. Linearly organized.

By Yuyutsu K. on 01. February 2017 for Lipid Metabolism

Very helpful Keep it up .. easy to understand . Lecture in a simple way

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