Ohyun Kwon, professor of chemistry at UCLA, was recently awarded a $200,000 technology development grant from the University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation.

The center works to improve health care and address unmet medical needs. The technology development grant is awarded to scientists for the development of new technologies including drugs, devices, diagnostics and tools to become commercially viable products. Kwon received the award for her proposal to provide a new class of therapeutic agents for cardiac arrhythmias.

Kwon has been faculty since 2001 and her research focuses on the development of new phosphine catalysis reactions. She has already developed 19 patented drug candidates and 12 commercialized chemicals.

For more information visit the UCLA chemistry department.