by Kevin Ahern, PhD

This section will focus on carbohydrates, the primary source of energy for most living organisms. Students will learn the nomenclature of polysaccharides, be able to identify the most common carbohydrate structures, and understand how different carbohydrates are used in various biochemical pathways.

Course Details

  • Videos 11
  • Duration 0:41 h
  • Quiz questions 23
  • Concept Pages 2


Your Educators of course Carbohydrates

 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 OSUโ€™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 Schoolโ€.

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By Maymoona W. on 29. April 2023 for Lipid Links โ€“ Complex Carbohydrates

it's very easy and simply explained and I loved it It was very helpful

By Ian P. on 28. November 2020 for Polysaccharides โ€“ Complex Carbohydrates

Magnificent lecture about polysaccharides and their functions for storage and release

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By Lisa R. on 25. August 2020 for Common Sugars: Nomenclature & Structure โ€“ Simple Carbohydrates

Concise and clear; exactly what I needed for this topic, thank you.

Thank you! Better than any of my teachers at my university!
By Sara P. on 20. July 2017 for Saccharides โ€“ Simple Carbohydrates

Awesome job, I wish you were my teacher at my university! So clear!