Dr. Rocklage: Chemistry & Business Superstar

Scott Rocklage began his career in science by studying Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry for his studies. He then followed up this education by attending the University of Massachusetts Institute of Technology to acquire a PhD in Chemistry, earning him the title of Doctor. During this time, he completed research in Richard Schrock’s laboratory, who is a respected Noble Prize winner.


Dr. Rockland then joined 5AM Ventures in 2003, and became a Managing Partner just one year later. This was likely due to his thirty years of healthcare management experience. His experience includes impressive moments such as making strategic contributions to the FDA approval of Omniscan, Telescan, and Cubicin. He has also helped get many prescription drug candidates into clinical trials.


In addition to being Managing Partner at 5AM Ventures and receiving recognition for numerous healthcare contributions, he has also served as Chief Executive Officer for Cubist Pharmaceuticals and Nycomed Salutar. He has also been on the Board for multiple organizations that are listed on the NASDAQ, including Relypsa and Achaogen.


Dr. Rocklage has truly had an extraordinary career. What sets him apart from other success stories is his equal achievement in both healthcare and business. He was able to earn a Doctoral degree in Chemistry and conduct research with a Noble Prize winner. However, he has also been able to succeed as CEO or board member to numerous companies. This diverse expertise and achievement makes Dr. Rocklage a man worth studying.


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