R. Daniel Little was born and raised in Superior, Wisconsin. He attended Wisconsin State University – Superior, now a branch of the University of Wisconsin, where he majored in mathematics and chemistry. After spending two summers performing undergraduate research at the University of South Dakota and one semester studying at Argonne National Laboratory, Dan entered graduate school at the University of Wisconsin. There he studied with Howard Zimmerman. Following graduation, he moved to Yale to begin postdoctoral studies with Jerome Berson. Those studies completed, he took a job as an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), rose through the ranks and became a full professor in 1986. He has served as Department Vice-Chair and Chair and has been a visiting scientist at the University of British Columbia. Current research interests focus upon green and sustainable chemistry.
His major research interest is on mediated, electrocatalytic, electron transfer processes, and upon obtaining an understanding of the fundamental nature of the reactive intermediates produced in this manner, as well as their chemical transformations, Green Chemistry, Redox Chemistry of Fulvenes, Pseudopterosin Class of Marine Natural Products.
1. How many years have you been practicing and/or performing research?
It is about 15 years from my PhD studies in Hong Kong University
2. What is the research topic you are working on now?
My current research interests include: Luminescent probes, Computational structural biology, Structure-based drug design, and Inorganic medicine.
3. What makes an article top quality?
Novelty and creativity
4. What are the qualities you look for in an article?
Scientific impact to both academic and social community
5. Do you have any research funding (NIH or other national funding) now?
Yes, General Research Fund (GRF) from Hong Kong government
6. When did you become an editor of OMICS Journal?
February 21, 2012
7. What is your greatest career accomplishment?
The discovery of the first iridium(III) complex that targets the tumor necrosis factor-α protein-protein interface.
8. How does the research published percolate through to practitioners?
Online access by the researchers
9. What is the purpose of serving as an editor?
My experience and expertise would be a valuable asset to both the readers and the prospective authors of the journal, and serving as an editor could further enhance the development and prestige of journal in the years to come.
10. Do you have any patents?
Yes, I have a patent entitled “Luminescent protein staining” in US Patent, 2009, US 2009093060.
11. Have you contributed any editorials or papers (any types) to OMICS Journals in the past two years?
Yes, I have contribute an editorial article entitled “Future frontiers in diversity-oriented synthesis” 2013.
12. Do you plan to contribute any editorials or papers to OMICS Journals in the next year?
13. Do you have any trouble with OMICS Journals in the past?
14. Would you recommend OMICS to your friends or colleagues?
Yes, I would like to recommend OMICS to my friends, colleagues and students
15. How do you differentiate Organic Chemistry - Current Research with other journals in the field?
It is timely in dissemination of scientific updates and research findings