교수프로필

 Oran Kwon  교수님 사진
Dept.
Department of Nutritional Science & Food Management
Office
Human Ecology Building (Morris Hall) #301
Tel
+82-2-3277-6860

Oran Kwon Professor

인사말

Dr. Oran Kwon is a professor in the Department of Nutritional Science & Food Management and director of the BioFood Network at the Ewha Womans University. After receiving her Ph.D. at the Ewha Womans University in 1992, she had been working as a researcher at National Institute of Health and Korea Food and Drug Administration in Seoul, Korea for 18 years. In the meantime, from 1995 to 1997, Dr. Kwon visited the laboratory of Molecular & Clinical Nutrition Section at NIH in Bethesda, USA as a postdoctoral fellow. While at US NIH, she described for the first time how vitamin C metabolite dehydroascorbic acid is transported by different glucose transporter isoforms. For another 3 years from 2001 to 2003, she visited the same laboratory as a research fellow. At that time, she demonstrated that flavonoids have a novel mechanism of action to regulate nutrient absorption in the intestine by using molecular biology, biochemistry and animal biology. Just before joining the Ewha Womans University in 2008, she was a director of the Division of Food Supplement Evaluation and Standards and played an important role in implementing the new regulation on dietary supplements and functional foods in Korea. From 2008, as a faculty member of Ewha Womans University, she is actively involved in researches and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her current research is focused on bioactives in culinary plants; especially on studies how multi-components in traditional herbs give impacts on the health from preclinical to clinical levels. She has been the author or/and co-author for numerous technical papers and articles. Currently, Dr. Kwon is a member of many scientific organizations and committees including the International Life Science Institute and the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement. She also has been an advisory board member of Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, and Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Education

  • Year School Ewha Womans University 이학박사 Major Class (식품영양학)

Work Experience

  • Year 2014-08-01 ~ 2016-07-31 Career Director, Center for Research, Education, & Policy in Health Science