The Amazing Career of Scott Rocklage of 5AM Ventures

Dr. Scott Rocklage is a Managing Partner at 5AM Ventures. He joined the company in 2003 and became a Managing Partner after one year. Rocklage has a long experience in the sector of healthcare management that spans over a period of three decades. The strategic leadership of Dr. Rocklage resulted into the approval of a few drug applications in the US. They include Cubicin, Teslascan, and Omniscan. He has worked in different healthcare organizations which include Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Nycomed Salutar, Salutar and Catalytica, Relypsa, and Novira.

Scott Rocklage used to be Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Cubist Pharmaceuticals. At Nycomed Salutar, he was the Chief Executive Officer and President. He held research and development positions in Salutar and Catalytica. At Relypsa and Novira, Rocklage was the Chairman of the Board. Besides 5AM Ventures, he is also holding key positions at other organizations as well. He is the Chairman of the Board of three organizations including Cidara, Kinestral, and Rennovia. Dr. Rocklage is also a member of the board of companies like Pulmatrix and Epirus. Previously, Rocklage served as the Executive Chairman of three organizations that include Semprus, Miikana, and Ilypsa.

Dr. Scott Rocklage has an outstanding academic background. He is a graduate of two most famous American universities. From University of California (UC) in Berkeley, he acquired a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry. Later, he went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for Ph.D. in Chemistry. Scott Rocklage considers himself very lucky as he had the honor to conduct his research work in Richard R. Schrock’s laboratory. Richard R. Schrock won the Nobel Prize in 2005 for his achievements in Chemistry.

Scott Rocklage is credited with inventing more than thirty American patents. He also has published more than hundred peer-reviewed research papers. Dr. Rocklage sits in the office of 5AM Ventures in Boston. At Whitehead Institute, he is on the Board of Associates. The Institute is a nonprofit educational and research institution for biomedical research. The outstanding achievements of Dr. Scott Rocklage make him one of the most influential personalities of the healthcare management sector of the United States.

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