Metabolic Melodies: Using Music to Teach Biochemistry

Presented by
Kevin Ahern, PhD, Oregon State University (OR)

The Metabolic Melodies are a collection of over 100 song lyrics set to tunes of popular music. Topics covered by the songs span a wide swath of biochemistry and are used to teach the subject to non-major students at Oregon State University. Discussion will focus on the genesis of the musical ideas and how the songs help to cut through barriers and facilitate student learning.