Bobby Dawson
Medical Physics Graduate Program

Bobby Dawson, PhD Student


  • Jacksonville, FL


  • MS: Medical Sciences; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
  • BA: Physics and Mathematics; Cornell University; Ithaca, NY

Bobby graduated with his BA in 2019 and returned to his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida to begin working as a medical physics assistant at Ackerman Cancer Center. He is interested in research geared toward optimizing radiation therapy, specifically proton therapy.

Bobby became interested in medical physics after touring UF’s Proton Therapy Institute in high school and later spending a summer working as an undergraduate researcher at Cornell’s high energy synchrotron source. 

In his free time, Bobby enjoys DIY home improvement projects, weightlifting, music festivals, and 3D printing.