Professor Kevin Ahern, PhD

Professor Kevin Ahern
  • Oregon State University
  • Oregon State University
Biochemistry combines the best of chemistry with the best of biology.

Kevin Ahern is a Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), where he also received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics. He has served on the OSU faculty in Biochemistry/Biophysics since the mid-1990s. Dr. Ahern is the coauthor of three popular biochemistry textbooks; two cowritten with his wife, Indira Rajagopal. In addition, he has published more than 700 articles. Professor Ahern has been widely recognized for his teaching and was a two-time national finalist for Baylor University’s prestigious Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, as well as OSU’s nominee for the U.S. Professor of the Year Award in 2009. He received OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award, and is an Eminent Professor of OSU’s Honors College. In addition, he was named an OSU top professor by students, a record of 14 times, and was inducted into OSU Libraries’ Open Access Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2019, Professor Ahern was the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. As an academic advisor, he won every university award given in that field. Among his students, Dr. Ahern is renowned for writing and performing poems and songs to help them learn complicated material, with more than 100 “metabolic melodies” to his credit.

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  1. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works Sale

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works

    Kevin Ahern
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    Taught by Professor Kevin Ahern of Oregon State University, this course covers the essential topics of a first-semester college course in biochemistry and molecular biology, introducing amino acids, proteins, enzymes, genes, and dealing with the intricate workings of living cells. A background in high school-level chemistry is helpful.
  2. (SET) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Foundations of Organic Chemistry Set

    (SET) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Foundations of Organic Chemistry

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $669.90 Starting at $669.90 $769.90 $669.90$769.90
    Make sense of intimidating scientific fields with this highly accessible two-course set from The Great Courses. First, enjoy a sweeping survey of biochemistry and molecular biology that will reveal thought-provoking connections between the microworld and your own life in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works. Then, investigate the role of carbon in organic molecules and make sense of the development and...
  3. (SET) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Plant Science Set

    (SET) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Plant Science

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Discover eye-opening scientific insights into our everyday world with this set that pairs Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works and Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany. In the first course, enjoy a sweeping survey of biochemistry and molecular biology that will reveal thought-provoking connections between the microworld and your own life. And in the second, explore the astonishing adaptations that...