Dr. Scott Rocklage: His World of Accomplishments That Makes A Difference

Posted in Healthcare on Mar 10, 2017

Scott M. Rocklage, PhD, is the managing partner of 5AM Venture Partners. He joined this organization in 2003, and he has been the managing partner since 2004. He is also the Chairman of the Board for Kinestral, Rennovia, and Cidara, and he serves on the Board of Pulmatrix and Epirus.


His Previous Experience


He has been in healthcare management for more than three decades. Due to this expansive experience, he was able to utilize his strategic leadership skills to gain the approval from the FDA for three new U.S. Drug applications. The FDA approved applications include Teslascan, Omniscan, and Cubicin.


His other previous experiences are very impressive as well, and they include the following:



  • CEO and Chairman of Cubist Pharmaceuticals
  • CEO and President of Nycomed Salutar
  • Served as the chairman board for Novira and Relypsa
  • R&D positions at Catalytica and Salutar
  • Served as executive chairmanf for Miikana, Ilypsa, and Semprus
  • Invented and co-invented of more than 30 US patents
  • Published over 100 peer-reviewed publications



Dr. Rocklage and his wife, Patty, is based in the Boston, MA office.


Recent Celebration & Recognition of Dr. & Mrs. Rocklage


Last summer, Scott Rocklage were recognized and celebrated for their major gift in assisting with funding the renovation of Moungi Bawendi’s nanochemistry, Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry, and nanotechnology lab space located in building two. One thing that we praised for was his immediate acceptance in helping with the renovation process from one of the staff member’s request. Through his recognition, he contributed his distinguishable success with MIT. He stated that MIT gave him the basis for his gratitude toward the chemistry department and the basis for his career and professional life. He earned his PhD from the Department of Chemistry under Professor Richard R. Schrock, a Nobel Prize Winner of Chemistry.


On that day of recognition and celebration, a tour was provided by two graduate students, He Wei and Whitney Hess, their professor, and Professor Bawendi in July 2016. Then the faculty and group members of Bawendi gathered in the vestibule of the lab where the Rocklages were honored with a plague. The tributes offered to this couple were paid by Timothy Jamison, the current department head, and Sylvia Ceyer, the former department head.




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