Scott Rocklage, Ph.D., became a member of 5AM ventures in the year 2003. where after one year, he assumed the role of Managing Partner. He has a long working experience in the management of the healthcare industry which spans over 30 years. Dr. Rocklage’s leadership role has led to the approval of some medicines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These drugs include Teslascan, Omniscan, and Cubicin. Rocklage has offered his corporate management services to numerous organizations in the health sector. They include Relypsa, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Catalytica and Salutar and Nycomed Salutar.
The Academic background of Dr. Scott Rocklage is also very rich. He has earned his degrees from two Universities that are well renowned in the US and the world over. Rocklage graduated from Berkeley’s University of California with a degree in Bachelors of Science. He would later earn a doctorate in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. Rocklage says that he was among the very few lucky students who had the honor to use the Richard R. Schrock’s lab to conduct their research work. In 2005, the man for whom the lab is named after, Richard R. Schrock, won a Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to Research and Chemistry.
He also served as the Board Chairman at Novira and Relypsa. While at Cubist, Dr. Rocklage served as the Board of Directors Chairman and CEO. Cubist is a company that deals with pharmaceuticals. Dr. Rocklage also held positions in the development and research departments in Catalytica and Salutar. He serves as board chairman in three other firms including Kinestral, Rennovia, and Cidara. Rocklage has in the past served as a Board of Directors chairman with Executive powers for three separate organizations including Ilypsa and Semprus.
Rocklage has contributed to more than 30 patents in the United States and published numerous research papers. He sits on the Associates Board at Whitehead Institute and spends most of his time in Boston, Massachusetts where his offices are located. Whitehead Institute is a non-profit research and educational facility for research in the field of biomedicine. Dr. Rocklage’s achievements have earned him a special place among the renowned personalities in research and the healthcare industry in the US and around the globe.
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