Dr. Scott Rocklage, the Managing Partner of 5AM Ventures has over 30 years of healthcare management experience. He is also an inventor and a co-inventor holding over 30 U.S. Patents and has written over 100 peer-reviewed published articles.
His leadership has led to the approval of three U.S. Drug Applications with the FDA. He has served as the Board Chairman of Relypsa and Novira, Chairman and CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, as the President and CEO of the Nycomed Salutar Company as well as held R&D positions with Salutar and Catalytica. At present, he serves as the Board Chairman for Rennovia, Kinestral, and Cidara, also on the Boards of Pulmatrix and Epirus.
In 2003, Scott Rocklage, joined 5AM Ventures as a Partner and in 2004 was made a Managing Partner. He is currently on the Boards of Achaogen, Relypsa, and Semprus as Chairman. He is also on the Boards of Variation, Pulmatrix and Wave Rx and the Board of Associates at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge Massachusetts.
He attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a B.S in Chemistry and his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). While working on his Ph.D. at MIT he studied under Professor Richard R. Schrock, a Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry.
Scott and Patty Rocklage, in 2016, gifted MIT with a donation which will be used to help with the costs of the planned renovation of Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry, and Professor Bawendi’s nanochemistry and nanotechnology lab space in Building 2.
They were given a tour of the renovated lab space by Professor Bawendi and two of his graduate students, after which the Rockledge’s and faculty members gathered in the vestibule of the lab at which time they viewed a plaque to honor the Rockledge’s. The Department Head, Timothy Jamison, and the former Department Head Sylvia Ceyer, along with Professor Bawendi paid tribute to the couple.
Sylvia Ceyer asked Dr. Rocklage if there was any possibility that he might contribute to the department needs, to which he told her absolutely and ask her where they needed help the most.
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