Joseph Santos-Sacchi, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Office of Student Research

Surgery: Otolaryngology | Yale Ear Lab

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology | Neuroscience

Biography

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.

Education & Training

MPhil Columbia University, Audiology (1978)
PhD Columbia University (1978)
BA Columbia College, Psychology (1973)

Honors & Recognition

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

International Activity

  • Inner Ear Biology Meeting Ferrara, Italy (2008 - 2008)

    Presented at the Inner Ear Biology Meeting

  • Plenary Lecture Mechanics of Hearing, 10th International Symposium, Keele University England, United Kingdom (2008)

    Plenary Lecture Mechanics of Hearing, 10th International Symposium, Keele University

  • Plenary Speaker, Newest tunes from Corti’s organ, 16th Congress of the Japan Otology Society Hirosaki, Japan (2006 - 2006)

    Plenary Speaker, Newest tunes from Corti’s organ, 16th Congress of the Japan Otology Society

  • Invited Chair, Symposium on Cochlear Amplification, Shangai International Conference on Audition and Vision Shanghai, China (2006)

    Invited Chair, Symposium on Cochlear Amplification, Shangai International Conference on Audition and Vision

  • Invited Speaker Osaka-shi, Japan (2004)

    Invited Seminar, Biophysics of the outer hair cell, Osaka University

  • Modulation of OHC capacitance by chloride Rome, Italy (2001 - 2001)

    Presentation- Modulation of OHC capacitance by chloride, Inner Ear Biology Meeting

  • Invited participant, Roving nonlinearities of the OHC motor Perceptual Consequences of Cochlear Nonlinearity Germany (2001)

    Invited participant, Roving nonlinearities of the OHC motor Perceptual Consequences of Cochlear Nonlinearity

  • Presenter Groningen, Netherlands (1993)

    Presentation- Characterizing the extent of the OHC motility voltage sensor with an electrical guillotine: evidence that ends don't meet, Symposium: Biophysics of hair cell sensory systems

  • Presenter Montreal, Canada (1988)

    Presentation- Gap junctional communication in isolated supporting cells of the organ of Corti., Fourth International Congress of Cell Biology

  • Presentation- Rectified mechanical responses in outer hair cells from the mammalian organ of Corti, Fourth International Congress of Cell Biology Canada (1988)

    Presentation- Rectified mechanical responses in outer hair cells from the mammalian organ of Corti, Fourth International Congress of Cell Biology

  • Presentation- AC receptor potentials from hair cells in the low frequency region of the guinea pig cochlea, I.U.P.S. Satellite Symposium on Mechanism of Hearing, Monash University Melbourne, Australia (1983 - 1983)

    Presentation- AC receptor potentials from hair cells in the low frequency region of the guinea pig cochlea, I.U.P.S. Satellite Symposium on Mechanism of Hearing, Monash University

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Contact Info

Joseph Santos-Sacchi, PhD
Office Location
Brady Memorial Laboratory
310 Cedar Street, Ste Room 224

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Yale SurgeryPO Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06520-8062

Curriculum Vitae