Joseph Santos-Sacchi PhD

Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology), of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Neurobiology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and PhysiologyInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramNeurobiology | Cellular & Molecular PhysiologySurgery: Otolaryngology; Yale Ear Lab

Research Interests

Mammalian inner ear more...


  • B.A., Columbia College, 1973
  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 1978
  • M.Phil., Columbia University, 1978

Selected Publications

  • Santos-Sacchi J. Determination of cell capacitance using the exact empirical solution of ∂Y/∂Cm and its phase angle. Biophys J, 87:714-27, 2004.
  • Santos-Sacchi J, Song L, Zheng J, Nuttall AL. Control of mammalian cochlear amplification by chloride anions. J Neurosci, 26(15):3992-8, 2006.
  • Bai JP, Navaratnam D, Samaranayake H, Santos-Sacchi J. En block C-terminal charge cluster reversals in prestin (SLC26A5): effects on voltage-dependent electromechanical activity. Neurosci Lett, 404(3):270-5, 2006.



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