Biological Molecules

Lipids: An introduction

by Nathan H Lents, Ph.D., Lizzie Stark, M.S./M.F.A, Bonnie Denmark, M.A./M.S.

Further Exploration

LIPID MAPS Lipidomics Gateway

National Institute of General Medical Sciences - multi-institutional effort created in 2003 to identify and quantitate lipids in order to better understand lipid metabolism and the active role lipids play in diseases.


Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994)

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994)

News & Events

DNA inspires smart phospholipids

Chemistry World - Researchers have developed a simple way of building new phospholipids that can self-assemble into hollow spheres and trigger the release of anticancer drugs only when inside the cell.


Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.


Biomolecules - The Lipids

Wisc-Online - In this animated object, learners examine neutral fats, phospholipids, and cholesterol

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education