The accomplishments of the brilliant Scott M. Rocklage, PhD are astonishing, and leave the reader breathless trying to keep up with the list! The best place to start is the beginning; in the beginning, Rocklage earned his PhD of Chemistry at U.C. Berkley in 1982 after studying under Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, Professor Richard R. Schrock. It appears Scott Rocklage was an extraordinary man right out of the gate!
The following is merely a tidbit of all Dr. Rocklage has accomplished! From 1990 to 1994, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nyocomed Salutar. From July 1994 to March of 2001, Rocklage served as President of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, then became its Founding Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 2003. He became Director of Pulmatrix, Inc. in 2006 until 2017, and was Director of Relypsa, Inc., from 2007 until 2014. He was Director at VBI Vaccines Inc. from 1994 to 2004 and served as Director of Achaogen, Inc. from 2004-2015, as well as serving as Executive Chairman of Ilypsa, Inc. during that same time. He became a Venture Partner for 5AM Ventures in 2003, and became its Managing Partner in 2004.
Dr. Rocklage, PhD certainly is no ordinary man. Verging on super-human, his genius and enthusiasm for science knows no bounds. He has over 30 years of remarkable experience in healthcare management, science, and leadership and is an inventor down to his very DNA. He has over 30 U.S patents, and more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. In addition, The FDA has approved several drugs that he, himself, developed, including Omniscan™, Teslascan® and Cubicin®! and learn more about Scott.
Dr. Scott Rocklage, and his wife Patty, also have monumental hearts, and intend to continue his legacy by donating to the Science department of his alma mater. He wants to ensure the young scientists sprouting their wings in our modern age have all they need to provide the same success he has had over his own career and Scott’s lacrosse camp.
In fact, when he was approached by Sylvia Ceryer, Department Head of MIT, about a possible donation, his knee-jerk reaction was, “absolutely!” and “Where do you have the most pressing need?” He then later stated during a speech, “MIT gave me the foundation for my professional life and career and with gratitude toward the Chemistry Department, my wife and I offer this gift” and his Linkedin.
Mix heart, genius, creativity, science and compassion all together, and you get: Dr. Scott Rocklage. A man who has truly has made a mark on this world for the betterment of mankind, and he most definitely, is not done yet!