Dr.Ebenezer N. Yamoah

Dr. Ebenezer N. Yamoah

Dr. Ebenezer N. Yamoah is a Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology Director in the Communication Science Program at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. In 1991, Dr. Yamoah earned his Ph.D. & MD in Neuroscience from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

Dr. Ebenezer N. Yamoah has given many presentations and visiting professor lectures across the globe. Recently, in July of 2018, Dr. Ebenezer N. Yamoah gave a presentation entitled The Speed of Electromotility as Defined by Kv 7.4 Channels and the Properties of Type II Neurons in the Post-Hearing Cochlea at the University College of London, London, UK.

Dr. Ebenezer N. Yamoah’s areas of interest include neurophysiology, the auditory system, hair cells, and biophysics. One of his current research projects includes investigating mechanisms of the aging auditory neuron, which is funded by the National Institue of Aging (NIA). Another of Dr. Ebenezer N. Yamoah’s current research projects is investigating calcium dependent functions in hair cells and spiral ganglion neurons. This project is funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

As someone who identifies as an underrepresented minority (URM) in the US and science, Dr. Ebenezer N. Yamoah has taken on the personal quest of promoting diversity and inclusion—especially of women, the disabled, and ethnically underrepresented—among faculty, postdoc, and student ranks. Dr. Yamoah feels that part of his leadership responsibility is to be an advocate for change while serving as a testament to those who also identify as underrepresented minorities in STEM of attainable goals, despite the barriers to success with which we are confronted regularly.

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