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Scott Rocklage And His wife Are Celebrated At MIT’s Chemistry Department

Monday, March 20th, 2017

MIT’s chemistry department celebrated Scott Rocklage and his wife, Patty Rocklage. This celebration follows the couples’ contributions that enabled the renovation of the department’s nanochemistry and nanotechnology lab space in Building 2. Lester Wolfe’s Professor of Chemistry, Moungi Bawendi, heads the lab.

For Scott, the donation was part of his appreciation for being an alumnus of MIT. He says that the quality of education that he received at the firm gave him a strong foundation in his professional life and career. Rocklage received his PhD from the MIT. He was one the students who studied at the chemistry department under the supervision of Professor Richard R. Schrock, a Nobel Prizewinner in Chemistry. Scott made the donations in partnership with his wife.

Scott and Patty took a tour of the renovated lab space with Professor Bawendi. After the tour, Bawendi, his two graduate students, Bawendi group members, and the faculty gathered in the lab’s vestibule where they unveiled a plaque honoring the Rocklages. Prof Moungi Bawendi, department head Timothy Jamison, and former department head Sylvia Ceyer paid tributes to the scientist and his wife. Scott thanked everyone in attendance. He said that he was honored to be recognized for his contribution to the institution.

About Scott Rocklage

Scott Rocklage is an entrepreneur and an expert in chemistry. He joined 5AM Ventures in 2003 as a venture partner. The company promoted him to serve as the managing partner in 2004. Dr. Rocklage is experienced in healthcare management. He has overseen FDA’s approval of Omniscan, Teslascan, and Cubicin.

The executive leader has also served in other firms. Previously, he worked for Cubist Pharmaceuticals as the chairman and chief executive officer. At Nycomed Salutar, Scott served as the president and CEO. The scientist was Relypsa’s board chairman. Presently, Dr. Rocklage is the chairman of the boards of Novira, Rennovia, Cidara, Kinestral, Pulmatrix and Pirus.

Dr. Scott Rocklage has a sound educational background. He pursued his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the prestigious MIT. Scott has over 30 US patents in his name with over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers.