Radu, Caius

Caius Radu, M.D.


AR-175 Center for Health Sciences

Positions & Affiliations:

Professor, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Research Description:

Dr. Radu’s group aims to advance the understanding of fundamental biological processes at the interface between metabolic, signal transduction and immune networks in cancer, and to leverage this knowledge towards the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Additional areas of focus include studies of novel mechanisms that regulate nucleotide metabolism in cancer, identification of targetable co-dependencies in pancreatic and prostate cancers and the use of nucleoside imaging probes as non-invasive predictive biomarkers for treatment responses.


Caius Radu is Professor in the Departments of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology and Surgery at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He also serves as a Vice Chairman of the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, and Co-Director of the Cancer Molecular Imaging, Nanotechnology, and Theranostics Research Program (CMINT) Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Radu received his M.D. from the University of Medicine, Craiova, Romania and completed his postdoctoral training in immunology and cancer biology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and at UCLA with Dr. Owen Witte.