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. 


Unlisted - International Colle (1995), Physics
Graduate School
University of Texas at Austin (2001), Physics

Research Interest

  • 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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Honors & Awards

  • 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