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Robert Neal Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Robert Neal Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice Chair,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-5794 | Department: 336-716-5794


Education & Training

  • B.S., Stanford University, 1975
  • M.D., Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, 1981
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Univ CA at San Francisco, 1985
  • Fellowship, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of California-San F, 1987

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

NPI Number

  • 1407889397
Robert Neal Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Neal Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

Research Interests

Endometrium; Endometriosis; Stromal Cells; Decidua; Chemokine CCL5
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-5794 | Department: 336-716-5794


Recent Publications

Characterization of molecular changes in endometrium associated with chronic use of progesterone receptor modulators: ulipristal acetate versus mifepristone. Kannan A, Bhurke A, Sitruk-Ware R, Lalitkumar PG, Gemzell-Danielsson K, Williams ARW, Taylor RN, Bagchi MK, Bagchi IC.. Reprod Sci. 2018;25(3):320-328.

Physiological and pathological implications of retinoid action in the endometrium. Jiang Y, Chen L, Taylor R, Li C, Zhou X.. J Endocrinol. 2018;236(3):R169-R188.

Research priorities for endometriosis: recommendations from a global consortium of investigators in endometriosis. Rogers PA, Adamson GD, Al-Jefout M, Becker CM, D'Hooghe TM, Dunselman GA, Fazleabas A, Giudice LC, Horne AW, Hull ML, Hummelshoj L, Missmer SA, Montgomery GW, Stratton P, Taylor RN, Rombauts L, Saunders PT, Vincent K, Zondervan KT.. Reprod Sci. 2017;24(2):202-226.

Partial suppression of estradiol: a new strategy in endometriosis management? [editorial]. Donnez J, Taylor RN, Taylor HS.. Fertil Steril. 2017;107(3):568-570.

Progesterone resistance in endometriosis: origins, consequences and interventions. Patel BG, Rudnicki M, Yu J, Shu Y, Taylor RN.. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2017;96(6):623-632.

Effect of amnion derived exosomes on feto-maternal gestational cells: novel signalers in the labor cascade? [abstract]. Hadley EE, Sheller S, Urrabaz-Garza R, Kechichian T, Saade G, Mesiano S, Taylor R, Menon R.. Reprod Sci. 2017;24(Suppl 1):97A.

Glucocorticoids in assisted reproduction-should the uterine environment dictate use? [abstract]. Moustafa S, Kisanga E, Taylor RN, Whirledge SD.. Reprod Sci. 2017;24(Suppl 1):290A.

IL-1 beta disrupts human endometrial stromal cell differentiation via activation of the ERK 1/2 and p38 MAP kinase pathways: potential role in endometriosis [abstract]. Yu J, Berga SL, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Patel B, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2017;24(Suppl 1):205A.

Adult males of very low birth weight with antenatal corticosteroid exposure exhibit an enhanced blood pressure response to acute stress [abstract]. Washburn L, Chappell M, Beavers D, Diz D, Jensen E, Nixon P, Shaltout H, South A, Taylor R, Rose J.. FASEB J. 2017;31(1 Suppl):852.8.

Programmed fetal membrane senescence and exosome-mediated signaling: a mechanism associated with timing of human parturition. Menon R, Mesiano S, Taylor RN.. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2017;8():196.

Discovery and characterization of human amniochorionic membrane microfractures. Richardson LS, Vargas G, Brown T, Ochoa L, Sheller-Miller S, Saade GR, Taylor RN, Menon R.. Am J Pathol. 2017;187(12):2821-2830.

IL-1beta inhibits connexin 43 and disrupts decidualization of human endometrial stromal cells through ERK1/2 and p38 MAP kinase. Yu J, Berga SL, Zou W, Yook DG, Pan JC, Andrade AA, Zhao L, Sidell N, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN.. Endocrinology. 2017;158(12):4270-4285.

The role of soluble epoxide hydrolase in preeclampsia. Santos JM, Park JA, Joiakim A, Putt DA, Taylor RN, Kim H.. Med Hypotheses. 2017;108():81-85.

Pioneer factors FOXA1 and FOXA2 assist selective glucocorticoid receptor signaling in human endometrial cells. Whirledge S, Kisanga EP, Taylor RN, Cidlowski JA.. Endocrinology. 2017;158(11):4076-4092.

Multiple beneficial roles of repressor of estrogen receptor activity (REA) in suppressing the progression of endometriosis. Zhao Y, Chen Y, Kuang Y, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN, Katzenellenbogen JA, Katzenellenbogen BS.. Endocrinology. 2016;157(2):900-912.

Exosomes derived from endometriotic stromal cells have enhanced angiogenic effects in vitro. Harp D, Driss A, Mehrabi S, Chowdhury I, Xu W, Liu D, Garcia-Barrio M, Taylor RN, Gold B, Jefferson S, Sidell N, Thompson W.. Cell Tissue Res. 2016;365(1):187-196.

Roles of estrogen receptor-alpha and the coactivator MED1 during human endometrial decidualization. Kaya Okur HS, Das A, Taylor RN, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK.. Mol Endocrinol. 2016;30(3):202-313.

Higher peripheral monocyte and lower lymphocyte concentrations are associated with poorer survival in endometrial cancer [abstract]. Burgess BT, Langston AL, Fino NF, Qasem SA, Taylor RN, Kelly MG.. Reprod Sci. 2016;23(Suppl 1):83A.

Oxidative stress induced amnion cell derived exosomes produce inflammatory changes in myometrial cells: feto-maternal signaling in human parturition [abstract]. Sheller S, Saade G, Taylor B, Richardson L, Mesiano S, Taylor RN, Menon R.. Reprod Sci. 2016;23(Suppl 1):73A-74A.

Endometrial stromal decidualization responds reversibly to hormone stimulation and withdrawal. Yu J, Berga SL, Johnston-MacAnanny E, Sidell N, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN.. Endocrinology. 2016;157(6):2432-2446.

IL-1 beta disrupts morphological and biochemical differentiation of human endometrial stromal cells: potential role in infertility [abstract]. Yu J, Berga SL, Yook G, Pan JC, Andrade AA, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2016;23(Suppl 1):247A-248A.

Novel concepts on pregnancy clocks and alarms: redundancy and synergy in human parturition. Menon R, Bonney EA, Condon J, Mesiano S, Taylor RN.. Hum Reprod Update. 2016;22(5):535-560.

Transfer of IVF-contaminated blastocysts with removal of the zona pellucida resulted in live births. Shu Y, Prokai D, Berga S, Taylor R, Johnston-MacAnanny E.. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2016;33(10):1385-1388.

Tissue-engineered endometrial model for the study of cell-cell interactions. Schutte SC, James CO, Sidell N, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(3):308-315.

Preeclampsia: an old disease with new tools for better diagnosis and risk management [question & answer]. Abou El Hassan M, Diamandis EP, Karumanchi SA, Shennan AH, Taylor RN.. Clin Chem. 2015;61(5):694-698.

Dual suppression of estrogenic and inflammatory activities for targeting of endometriosis. Zhao Y, Gong P, Chen Y, Nwachukwu JC, Srinivasan S, Ko C, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN, Korach KS, Nettles KW, Katzenellenbogen JA, Katzenellenbogen BS.. Sci Transl Med. 2015;7(271):271ra9.

Type 2 endometrial cancer is associated with a high density of tumor-associated macrophages in the stromal compartment. Kelly MG, Francisco AM, Cimic A, Wofford A, Fitzgerald NC, Yu J, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(8):948-953.

Roles of progesterone receptor A and B isoforms during human endometrial decidualization [abstract]. Bagchi MK, Kaya HS, Hantak AM, Taylor RN, Bagchi IC.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(Suppl 1):129A.

Amniotic fluid telomere fragments: fetal signals for parturition? [abstract]. Behnia F, Taylor BD, Polettini J, Kacerovsky M, Saade G, Taylor RN, Menon R.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(Suppl 1):106A.

A role for retinoids in human oocyte fertilization: regulation of connexin 43 by retinoic acid in cumulus granulosa cells. Best MW, Wu J, Pauli SA, Kane MA, Pierzchalski K, Session DR, Woods DC, Shang W, Taylor RN, Sidell N.. Mol Hum Reprod. 2015;21(6):527-534.

Administration of intraamniotic telomere fragments causes oxidative stress, fetal membrane senescence and sterile inflammation in pregnant mice [abstract]. Polettini J, Dutta EH, Saade G, Kechichian T, Tamayo EH, Taylor RN, Menon R.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(Suppl 1):138A.

Hyaluronic acid concentrations in endocervical fluid are independent of cervix length during the mid-trimester of pregnancy [abstract]. Shumard KM, Yu J, Quinn K, Mertz H, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(Suppl 1):155A.

Human endometrial stromal cell connexin (Cx)43 responds reversibly to hormone stimulation and withdrawal and regulates markers of angiogenesis and Mesenchymal-Epithelial Transition (MET) [abstract]. Yu J, Berga SL, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Huang L, Sidell N, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2015;22(Suppl 1):81A.

Increased prevalence of preeclampsia among women undergoing procedural intervention for renal artery fibromuscular dysplasia. Vance CJ, Taylor RN, Craven TE, Edwards MS, Corriere MA.. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015;29(6):1105-1110.

Pathogenesis of endometriosis: roles of retinoids and inflammatory pathways. Taylor RN, Kane MA, Sidell N.. Semin Reprod Med. 2015;33(4):246-256.

Rac1 regulates endometrial secretory function to control placental development. Davila J, Laws MJ, Kannan A, Li Q, Taylor RN, Bagchi MK, Bagchi IC.. PLoS Genet. 2015;11(8):e1005458.

Roles of progesterone receptor A and B isoforms during human endometrial decidualization. Kaya HS, Hantak AM, Stubbs LJ, Taylor RN , Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK.. Mol Endocrinol. 2015;29(6):882-895.

Telomere fragment induced amnion cell senescence: a contributor to parturition?. Polettini J, Behnia F, Taylor BD, Saade GR, Taylor RN, Menon R.. PLoS One. 2015;10(9):e0137188.

Downregulation of apelin in the human placental chorionic villi from preeclamptic pregnancies. Yamaleyeva LM, Chappell MC, Brosnihan KB, Anton L, Caudell DL, Shi S, McGee C, Pirro N, Gallagher PE, Taylor RN, Merrill DC, Mertz HL.. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2015;309(10):E852-E860.

Donor sperm intrauterine inseminations (IUI) in same sex couples or single mothers by choice: how much sperm is enough to achieve pregnancy? [abstract]. Prokai D, Shu Y, Maisel L, Berga SL, Taylor RN, Johnston-MacAnanny EB.. Fertil Steril. 2015;104(3 Suppl):E112.

Reduced connexin 43 in eutopic endometrium and cultured endometrial stromal cells from subjects with endometriosis. Yu J, Boicea A, Barrett KL, James CO, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Nezhat C, Sidell N, Taylor RN.. Mol Hum Reprod. 2014;20(3):260-270.

Histological evidence of oxidative stress and premature senescence in preterm premature rupture of the human fetal membranes recapitulated in vitro. Menon R, Boldogh I, Hawkins HK, Woodson M, Polettini J, Syed TA, Fortunato SJ, Saade GR, Papaconstantinou J, Taylor RN.. Am J Pathol. 2014;184(6):1740-1751.

Endometriosis. Taylor RN, Lebovic DI. In: Strauss JF, Barbieri RL, eds. Yen and Jaffe's reproductive endocrinology. 7th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier/Saunders;2014: 565-585.

Disorders of the female reproductive tract. Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Taylor RN. In: Hammer GD, McPhee SJ, eds. Pathophysiology of disease: an introduction to clinical medicine. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill;2014: 625-650.

Expression of nodal and cripto during decidualization of human endometrial stromal cells [abstract]. Dela Cruz C, Kaya HS, Taylor RN, Reis FM, Bagchi MK.. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):233A-234A.

Regulation of Nodal, Cripto, Smad 4 and the Smad 7 expression by steroid hormones in human endometrial stromal cells [abstract]. Dela Cruz C, Kaya HS, Taylor RN, Reis FM, Bagchi MK.. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):234A.

High prevalence of preeclampsia in women with renal artery fibromuscular dysplasia [abstract]. Vance CJ, Edwards MS, Craven TE, Taylor RN, Corriere ME [sic] [Corriere MA].. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):399A-400A.

Gap junction protein connexin 43 is necessary and sufficient for pro-implantation phenotype in human endometrial stromal cells [abstract]. Yu J, Berga SL, Yalcinkaya T, Huang, L, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):413A-414A.

Ovarian hormones modify cell cycle dynamics, apoptosis and telomere length in primary human endometrial stromal cells [abstract]. Yu J, Berga SL, Salinas A, Johnston-MacAnanny E, Taylor RN.. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):414A.

Gap junction blockade induces apoptosis in human endometrial stromal cells. Yu J, Berga SL, Zou W, Sun HY, Johnston-MacAnanny E, Yalcinkaya T, Sidell N, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN.. Mol Reprod Dev. 2014;81(7):666-675.

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