Marine Bioactive Compounds and Human Health

Kwon Lab (Nutritional Pharmacology Lab) studies biological effects and functions of natural molecules derived from diverse marine species at cellular and physiological levels. Research interest includes identifying marine-derived bioactive compounds with metabolic regulatory effect, anti-cancer effect, and anti-microbial effect. Kwon Lab's research effort supports developing useful biomedical applications for human health promotion and disease prevention and uncovering potential health value of seafood materials and underutilized aquatic resources to promote effective utilization of the harvested resources.

Kwon Lab's research is conducted at the laboratories at OSU Seafood Research & Education Center and Linus Pauling Science Center.