Dr. Scott Rocklage is truly a one-of-a-kind individual. He is probably one of the most talented individuals that you have never heard of. He started out his illustrious career with receiving a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and later received his PhD in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the defining goals of Dr. Rocklage’s life has always been to help people through the use of drug development. Of course, he has taken a specific approach to accomplishing this goal. Consider the following:
Dr. Rocklage realizes that you must surround yourself with the right people to plant the seeds of success later on.
One of the most important guiding principles of Dr. Rocklage’s life would be getting in the right relationships. As one example, Dr. Rocklage did research in the laboratory of Richard R. Schrock, who won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Dr. Rocklage is one determined individual.
One of the things Dr. Rocklage realizes is that bringing a drug to market is a lengthy process. It can be an extremely frustrating process, and whole career can be spent on just bringing a couple drugs to market. However, Dr. Rocklage is dedicated to this process because he realizes that many lives can be saved with even one important drug getting to the right individuals (https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=216045&privcapId=3200727). It is truly much like that commercial that talks about all of the sleepless nights, frustration and rejections from the FDA but when the drug is finally approved it saves the life of the speaker. Rocklage believes wholeheartedly in the process.
Dr. Rocklage has brought three such drugs to the market.
Finally, Dr. Rocklage has been instrumental in bringing three drugs to the market, including Omniscan, Teslascan and Cubicin. Omniscan helps individuals with brain disorders have more effective MRI results. Teslascan has been instrumental in helping with MRIs of the liver, and Cubicin assists with treatment of certain infections.
There is no question more dedicated medical researchers such as Dr. Scott Rocklage are needed. As he continues to work on introducing new drugs, one can only hope that his strong mentorship abilities will produce a new generation of drug researchers that are every bit as dedicated as he has always been.