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


Dr. Joseph Santos-Sacchi, Professor, works on understanding how outer hair cells (OHC) help us hear so well. His lab focuses on electrophysiological assessment of hair cell function and molecular manipulations of the proteins that are important for hearing.


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

Selected Publication

  • 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.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Master of Arts, Honoris Cuasa(1995) , Yale University, New Haven, CT
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