Scott Rocklage; The Scientist With A Passion For Helping People
There are people who are in the healthcare industry just for the sake of profits. Besides, medical professionals are well remunerated. However, there are those that are in the same industry because they have a deep passion for helping people. One of the individuals in this latter category is Scott Rocklage. He is an established entrepreneur, who has gained a lot of popularity in the medical industry. Currently, he serves as a managing partner at 5AM Ventures.
Recently, Scott Rocklage had a sit-down with Ideamensch where he talked about his company, 5AM Ventures. Asked of what sparked the idea of 5AM Ventures, Scott Rocklage was quick to mention that he had always had a passion for helping people. He narrated of how he had watched his father slowly die of cancer and had since then vowed to dedicate his life to improving the cancer treatment tools.
Scott Rocklage joined 5AM Ventures in the year 2003, a year after the company was founded. When he joined the company, he was affiliated to the company as a venture partner. However, he received a promotion the following year to assume leadership of the company in the position of managing partner. At 5AM Ventures, he is responsible for raising funds to donate to life-sciences research companies.
Prior to joining 5AM, Scott Rocklage worked for Cubist Pharmaceuticals. He held the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Rocklage also worked for Nycomed Salutor where he was the President and CEO if the company.
Aside from leading successful companies, within the medical industry, Rocklage is known to have authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He also hold a number of patents to his name.
Dr. Scott Rocklage from the Berkely based University of California with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry. He also attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated with a doctorate in the same. While studying his doctorate, he is recorded to have done his research in Richard R. Schrock’s laboratory. Richard R. Schrock is a Nobel Prize winner.