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About Rocco J. Rotello, Ph.D.

Dr. Rotello was the first research fellow in Dr. Junying Yuan’s Laboratory in Medicine at Harvard University, where they published groundbreaking work on the mechanisms of apoptosis (programmed cell death). Following his training at Harvard, Dr. Rotello worked for Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals in Mason, Ohio, for more than 15 years, leading its biologics (monoclonal antibody) effort in the Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery Core. Prior to the divestiture of pharmaceuticals, Dr. Rotello served as a Drug Information Specialist, covering Actonel and Asacol. A recently issued patent by Dr. Rotello, which describes a novel antibody, is under development as a therapeutic by AerpioTherapeutics in Blue Ash, Cincinnati.


Present Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cedarville University School of Pharmacy

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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Chadron State College - 2015
  • Excellence in Education Award, Ohio Magazine - 2014
  • Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Chadron State College - 1997


  • Genetics & Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences-I
  • Pharmacy and History

Contact Information

School of Pharmacy
Cedarville University
HSC 117


Dissertation (1)

Patents (4)

Web Publication (1)

Grants (1)

Book Chapters (3)

Journal Articles (12)

Newsletter Articles (2)

Conference Presentations (2)