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 20:36 h
  • Quiz questions 681
  • Articles 75


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 Oklahoma 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 Jinyi Z. on 08. October 2021 for Amino Acid Metabolism

It is Clearly clearly Clearly clearly Clearly clearly Clearly clearly

Explained well
By Prashant U. on 07. October 2021 for Structure – Amino Acids

I loved this lecture! Everything was so well explained: simple, straightforward, and I especially love few external tidbits thrown in such as the meteorite portion. It helps to remember these facts. Thank you!

Finally it makes sense!
By Prashant U. on 07. October 2021 for Hydrophobic R-groups – Amino Acids

This lecture was one of my favorites as it made something so confusing perfectly digestible.

By Tasneem B. on 07. October 2021 for Bilayer Composition – Biological Membranes

Dr. Ahern is a very good lecturer. He explains concepts very clearly.