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

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


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 & Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology

NPI Number

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

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

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hypertension and Vascular Research Center

Research Interests

cell growth, differentiation,d, cross(mult/tnslat/inter)discip, genetics/genome, hormones/cytokines/signalling, immunology/allergy/inflammatio, maternal & child health, model development, molecular biology/molecular me, neurosciences/behavior, nutrition, obesity, pain, women's health issues

Contact Information

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


Recent Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schutte SC, James CO, Sidell N, Taylor RN. Tissue-engineered endometrial model for the study of cell-cell interactions. Reprod Sci. 2014;():.

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

Li Q, Kannan A, Das A, DeMayo FJ, Hornsby PJ, Young SL, Taylor RN, Bagchi MK, Bagchi IC. WNT4 acts downstream of BMP2 and functions via beta-catenin signaling pathway to regulate human endometrial stromal cell differentiation. Endocrinology. 2013;154(1):446-457.

Lessey BA, Lebovic DI, Taylor RN. Eutopic endometrium in women with endometriosis: ground zero for the study of implantation defects. Semin Reprod Med. 2013;31(2):109-124.

Zhao Y, Park S, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN, Katzenellenbogen BS. The coregulator, repressor of estrogen receptor activity (REA), is a crucial regulator of the timing and magnitude of uterine decidualization. Endocrinology. 2013;154(3):1349-1360.

Rogers PA, D'Hooghe TM, Fazleabas A, Giudice LC, Montgomery GW, Petraglia F, Taylor RN. Defining future directions for endometriosis research: workshop report from the 2011 World Congress of Endometriosis In Montpellier, France. Reprod Sci. 2013;20(5):483-499.

Staff AC, Benton SJ, von Dadelszen P, Roberts JM, Taylor RN, Powers RW, Charnock-Jones DS, Redman CW. Redefining preeclampsia using placenta-derived biomarkers. Hypertension. 2013;61(5):932-942.

Reis FM, Petraglia F, Taylor RN. Endometriosis: hormone regulation and clinical consequences of chemotaxis and apoptosis. Hum Reprod Update. 2013;19(4):406-418.

Pauli SA, Session DR, Shang W, Easley K, Wieser F, Taylor RN, Pierzchalski K, Napoli JL, Kane MA, Sidell N. Analysis of follicular fluid retinoids in women undergoing in vitro fertilization: retinoic acid influences embryo quality and is reduced in women with endometriosis. Reprod Sci. 2013;20(9):1116-1124.

Dun EC, Hanley K, Wieser F, Bohman S, Yu J, Taylor RN. Infiltration of tumor-associated macrophages is increased in the epithelial and stromal compartments of endometrial carcinomas. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2013;32(6):576-584.

Menon R, Boldogh I, Urrabaz-Garza R, Polettini J, Syed TA, Saade GR, Papaconstantinou J, Taylor RN. Senescence of primary amniotic cells via oxidative DNA damage. PLoS One. 2013;8(12):e83416.

Francisco AMC, Yu J, Yalcinkaya T, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Sidell N, Berga SL, Taylor RN. Estradiol and inflammatory cytokines induce neuroangiogenic responses in endometriosis stromal cells [abstract]. Reprod Sci. 2013;20(3 Suppl):149A.

Hou L, Francisco ACM, Taylor RN, Yalcinkaya TM. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is regulated by gonadotropins in luteinizing granulosa cells (GC) through protein kinase A (PKA) independent pathways [abstract]. Reprod Sci. 2013;20(3 Suppl):253A.

Menon R, Taylor RN, Urrabaz-Garza R, Kechichian T, Syed TA, Papaconstantinou J, Saade G, Boldogh I. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) induce DNA damage and senescence in human amniochorionic membranes and amnion cells [abstract]. Reprod Sci. 2013;20(3 Suppl):239A.

Rocha AL, Reis FM, Taylor RN. Angiogenesis and endometriosis. Obstet Gynecol Int. 2013;():859619.

Lebovic D, Gordon JD, Taylor R. In: Reproductive endocrinology and infertility: handbook for clinicians. 2nd ed. Arlington (VA): Scrub Hill Press;2013: .

Menon R, Yu J, Basanta-Henry P, Brou L, Berga SL, Fortunato SJ, Taylor RN. Short fetal leukocyte telomere length and preterm prelabor rupture of the membranes. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(2):e31136.

Browne AS, Yu J, Huang RP, Francisco AM, Sidell N, Taylor RN. Proteomic identification of neurotrophins in the eutopic endometrium of women with endometriosis. Fertil Steril. 2012;98(3):713-719.

Wang W, Taylor RN, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK. Regulation of human endometrial stromal proliferation and differentiation by C/EBP beta involves cyclin E-cdk2 and STAT3. Mol Endocrinol. 2012;26(12):2016-2030.

Dunlop AL, Taylor RN, Tangpricha V, Fortunato S, Menon R. Maternal micronutrient status and preterm versus term birth for black and white US women. Reprod Sci. 2012;19(9):939-948.

Plante BJ, Lessey BA, Taylor RN, Wang W, Bagchi MK, Yuan L, Scotchie J, Fritz MA, Young SL. G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) expression in normal and abnormal endometrium. Reprod Sci. 2012;19(7):684-693.

Taylor RN, Hummelshoj L, Stratton P, Vercellini P. Pain and endometriosis: etiology, impact, and therapeutics. Middle East Fertil Soc J. 2012;17(4):221-225.

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

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

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hypertension and Vascular Research Center

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