Alfred G. Redfield

Alfred G. RedfieldProfessor Emeritus of Physics, Biochemistry, and Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center


PhD, University of Illinois

BA, Harvard University, 1950



Professor Redfield's research interest was the NMR of biological materials.

The Redfield pulse sequence is named after him.

Recent Publications

"Substrate and Cofactor Dynamics on Guanosine Monophosphate Reductase Probed by High Resolution Field Cycling 31P NMR Relaxometry," Rosenberg MM, Redfield AG, Roberts MF, Hedstrom L. The Journal of Biological Chemistry (2016).

"Phospholipid-binding sites of phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN): exploring the mechanism of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate activation," Wei Y, Stec B, Redfield AG, Weerapana E, Roberts MF, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 290: (2015).

"Cytotoxic amphiphiles and phosphoinositides bind to two discrete sites on the Akt1 PH domain," Gradziel CS, Wang Y, Stec B, Redfield AG, Roberts MF, Biochemistry, 53: 462-72 (2014).

"High-resolution NMR field-cycling device for full-range relaxation and structural studies of biopolymers on a shared commercial instrument," Redfield AG,  Journal of Biomolecular Nmr. 52: 159-77, (2012),

"Defining specific lipid binding sites for a peripheral membrane protein in situ using subtesla field-cycling NMR," Pu M, Orr A, Redfield AG, Roberts MF,  The Journal of Biological Chemistr, 285: 26916-22 (2010).

Awards and Honors

Biophysics Prize, American Physical Society (2005)

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003)

Member, National Academy of Sciences (2003)