Sergey Cheshkov, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Advanced Imaging Research Center, Radiology

Graduate Programs: Biomedical Engineering


Dr. Cheshkov received his B.S. degree in Physics from Sofia University, Bulgaria in 1995. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Physics from University of Texas at Austin in 2001. His main area of research was in advanced laser-plasma particle accelerators. Following several positions in high-tech industry he joined UT Southwestern as a postdoc in MRI in 2004 and was promoted to assistant professor in 2006. He was co-PI and later PI for the MRS sub-core of the UTSW Gulf War Neuro-imaging Project. Currently, his main research focus is in high field MR spectroscopy (proton and multinuclear) and MRI with applications in breast cancer. 


Undergraduate "sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria" (1995), Physics
Graduate School University of Texas at Austin (2001), Physics

Research Interests

  • High Field MR Imaging and Spectroscopy
  • MR Imaging of Breast Cancer
  • MRS Quantification Methodology
  • Multimodal imaging (fMRI, EEG, DTI, MRS) of Gulf War Syndrome


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Featured Publications

Single-camera motion measurement and monitoring for magnetic resonance applications.

Wildey C, MacFarlane DL, Goyal A, Gopinath K, Cheshkov S, Briggs R Appl Opt 2011 May 50 14 2088-97

Optical head tracking for functional magnetic resonance imaging using structured light.

Zaremba AA, MacFarlane DL, Tseng WC, Stark AJ, Briggs RW, Gopinath KS, Cheshkov S, White KD J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 2008 Jul 25 7 1551-7

Validation of non-rigid registration between functional and anatomical magnetic resonance brain images.

Gholipour A, Kehtarnavaz N, Briggs RW, Gopinath KS, Ringe W, Whittemore A, Cheshkov S, Bakhadirov K IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2008 Feb 55 2 Pt 1 563-71

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  • David Bruton, Jr.
    Graduate Fellowship (1999)
  • Institute for Fusion Studies
    Institute for Fusion Studies Fellowship (1998)
  • Physics Department Scholarship
  • Undergraduate: Bulgarian Government Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • Bronze Medal, International Physics Olympiad