Dr. Jung Y. Kwon

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Assistant Professor, Food Science & Technology


Education & Training
B.S. 2004 - Seoul National University, Food Science & Technology
M.S. 2006 - Seoul National University, Food Science & Technology
Ph.D. 2012 - Purdue University, Food Science
Postdoc 2012-2013 - UC Berkeley, Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology
Postdoc 2014-2016 - UMass Medical School, Program in Molecular Medicine

Research Interests: 

Biological functions of natural dietary molecules derived from marine resources in health promotion and disease prevention. Research interest includes identifying marine-derived bioactive compounds with beneficial effects in obesity and associated metabolic syndrome focusing on the regulation of lipid metabolism and inflammation in adipose tissue; uncovering potential health value of seafood materials and underutilized aquatic resources to promote efficient utilization of the harvested resources.


Representative Publications
Kwon JY, Byun SG, Lee KW. Proteomics in Understanding the Molecular Basis of Phytochemicals for Health.Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics in Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods (2nd Edition). 2015 August 14.

Kwon JY, Seo SG, Yue S, Cheng JX, Lee KW, Kim KH. An inhibitory effect of resveratrol in the mitotic clonal expansion and insulin signaling pathway in the early phase of adipogenesis. Nurt Res. 2012 Aug;32(8):607-16.

Kwon JY, Seo SG, Heo YS, Yue S, Cheng JX, Lee KW, Kim KH. Piceatannol, a natural polyphenolic stilbene, inhibits adipogenesis via modulation of mitotic clonal expansion and insulin receptor-dependent insulin signaling in the early phase of differentiation. J Biol Chem. 2012 Mar 30;287(14):11566-78.

Kim JE, Kwon JY (Co-first), Seo SK, Son JE, Jung SK, Min SY, Hwang MK, Heo YS, Lee KW, Lee HJ.  Cyanidin suppresses ultraviolet B-induced COX-2 expression in epidermal cells by targeting MKK4, MEK1, and Raf-1. Biochem Pharmacol. 2010 May 15;79(10):1473-82.

Kwon JY, Lee KW, Kim JE, Jung SK, Kang NJ, Hwang MK, Heo YS, Bode AM, Dong Z, Lee HJ. Delphinidin suppresses ultraviolet B-induced cyclooxygenase-2 expression through inhibition of MAPKK4 and PI-3 kinase. Carcinogenesis 2009 Nov;30(11):1932-40.