Dr. Scott Rocklage is a trained chemist and a leader of 5 AM Ventures’ management committee. He joined the 5 AM Ventures’ leadership team as a partner and worked his way up to the senior partner post. Dr. Rocklage majored in chemistry during his bachelor’s degree level at the University of California. He undertook his Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While conducting his doctoral studies, he worked in the lab of the Nobel Prize honoree Richard Schrock. Dr. Rocklage is married to Patty Rocklage, who is an accomplished marriage and family counselor. They live together in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Dr. Rocklage’s career history, contributions, and achievements
Dr. Rocklage is a seasoned scientist with an extensive experience in the field of research. At the start of his career, he held various management positions in different pharmaceutical firms. Dr. Rocklage was the senior principal of EPIRUS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He was also the CEO of Amersham Health, Ilypsa Inc., Cubist Pharmaceuticals, and Nycomed Salutar Inc. Dr. Rocklage began working with Nycomed in 1992 as its executive officer. He later became president and the board chairperson of the company. Dr. Rocklage is a committed member of the Board of Cidara Therapeutics Inc., Novira Therapeutics Inc., Rennovia Inc., Pulmatrix Inc., and Kinestral Inc. He guides companies like WaveRx, Whitehead Institute, and Semprus by serving as a board member
Dr. Scott Rocklage recently donated a huge lump sum of cash to his former college to aid in the construction of high-tech laboratories. Dr. Rocklage and his wife gave out $250,000 to assist with the renovation costs. After the construction was complete, they were celebrated during the commissioning of the buildings. Dr. Rocklage and his wife took a tour around the labs together with Bawendi and his students. They were paid tribute by Sylvia Ceyer and her colleagues at the Department of Chemistry. Throughout his career, Dr. Rocklage has acquired extensive work experience in the fields of science, research, management and leadership. Dr. Rocklage has assisted in the development and licensing of over 30 U.S. patents. He has also published over 100 peer-reviewed articles.