Robert B. Loftfield, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry (1964-1989)

Chair, Department of Biochemistry (1964-1971; 1978-1989)


Dr. Robert B. Loftfield was one of the original faculty members at The University of New Mexico School of Medicine. A nationally known biochemist, Dr. Loftfield completed his undergraduate education and received his PhD from Harvard University.

In addition to a wife and ten children, he brought to New Mexico a passion for research and teaching. While he continued the scholarly investigation that led to many important scientific discoveries, Dr. Loftfield was instrumental in developing the curriculum for training physicians that is still used today.

Dr. Loftfield was honored in 2013 as a School of Medicine Living Legend.


Robert Loftfield in the lab