Dr. Advani is the Associate Director (Basic Science) of the Division of Clinical & Translational Research and oversees a laboratory in the Center for Translational Radiation Medicine and Imaging (CTRMI).
A dedicated Basic Scientist, Dr. Advani’s research focuses on understanding and overcoming radioresistance of tumors, by identifying novel cell signaling pathways involved in cellular radiation response and targeting delivery of highly potent radiosensitizers. An NIH-funded researcher, he has published in many prestigious academic journals including Nature Communications, Cancer Research, Nature Medicine, Gene Therapy, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the Moores Cancer Center Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program.
Dr. Advani oversees the radiobiology education of the Medical and Physics Residents and is also involved with UCSD School of Medicine, serving on the Recruitment and Admissions Committee. He is the RMAS Representative to the Academic Senate and is a member of the NIH/NCI Colorectal and Upper GI Cancer Working Group. Clinically, he is based at the South Bay Treatment Center where he sees and treats patients with Prostate Cancer and other malignancies.