Neil Sidell, PhD - Professor and Interim Director, Research

Neil Sidell

Division of Research

Interim Director, Division of Research

Video Bio

Education & Training   


M.S. in Physics, University of Oregon

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Oregon

Visiting Research Scholar, GSF - Forschungszentrum fuer Umwelt und Gesundheit, Munich, Germany

Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in the laboratory of Friedrich Deinhardt, Max von Pettenkofer Institute, Munich, West Germany

Postdoctoral Fellow in Tumor Immunology, University of California Los Angeles

Postdoctoral Fellow in Radiation Oncology Training Program, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Society & Professional Memberships  


American Association for Cancer Research

American Association of Immunologists

International Association for Vitamin and Nutritional Oncology

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Winship Cancer Center

Awards and Honors

Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Fundation, West Germany

Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

Visiting Research Scholar, GSF-Institute of Immunology, Munich, Germany

Journal and Ad Hoc Research Grant Reviewer:

National Science Foundation

National Institute of Neurological Dissorders and Stroke, NIH

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH

National Cancer Institute, NIH

Veterans Administration

Cancer Research Coordinating Committee, University of California

Emory University School of Medicine 
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics 
1639 Pierce Drive, Suite 4303
Atlanta, Georgia  30322 
Email: nsidell@emory.edu 

-  Induced Differentiation of Human Neuroblastoma

-  Hormonal Regulation of Inflammatory Responses and Cell Growth Associated with Endometriosis,” 

-  Project leader of section 4 in Program Project “Macrophages, Oxidation, and Endometriosis,” Sampath Parthasarathy, Ph.D., PI.  

-  Phenylacetate: Novel Therapeutic Uses in Breast Cancer

Selected Research Articles

Byrareddy SN, Sidell N, Arthos J, Cicala C, Zhao C, Little DM, Dunbar P, Yang GX, Pierzchalski K, Kane MA, Mayne AE, Song B, Soares MA, Villinger F, Fauci AS, Ansari AA. Species-Specific Differences in the Expression and Regulation of α4β7 Integrin in Various Nonhuman Primates. J Immunol. 2015 May 6. pii: 1402866 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25948815


Best MW, Wu J, Pauli SA, Kane MA, Pierzchalski K, Session DR, Woods DC, Shang W, Taylor RN, Sidell N. A role for retinoids in human oocyte fertilization: Regulation of connexin 43 by retinoic acid in cumulus granulosa cells. Mol Hum Reprod. 2015 Apr 15. pii: gav017. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25877907


Hipp H, Loucks TL, Nezhat C, Sidell N, Session DR. Anti- Müllerian Hormone in Peritoneal Fluid and Plasma From Women With and Without Endometriosis. Reprod Sci. 2015 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25824010


Wu J, Williams D, Walter GA, Thompson WE, Sidell N. Estrogen increases Nrf2 activity through activation of the PI3K pathway in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Exp Cell Res. 2014 Aug 26. pii: S0014-4827(14)00368-1. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2014.08.030. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25172557


Pierzchalski K, Taylor RN, Nezhat C, Jones JW, Napoli JL, Yang G, Kane MA, Sidell N. Retinoic Acid Biosynthesis Is Impaired in Human and Murine Endometriosis. Biol Reprod. 2014 Aug 20. pii: biolreprod.114.119677. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25143356


Schutte SC, James CO, Sidell N, Taylor RN. Tissue-Engineered Endometrial Model for the Study of Cell-Cell Interactions. Reprod Sci. 2014 Jul 16. pii: 1933719114542008. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25031317


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 Apr 22. doi: 10.1002/mrd.22334. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24753074


Lin C, Mathad RI, Zhang Z, Sidell N, Yang D. Solution structure of a 2:1 complex of anticancer drug XR5944 with TFF1 estrogen response element: insights into DNA recognition by a bis-intercalator. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24711371


Yu J, Boicea A, Barrett K, James C, Bagchi I, Bagchi M, Nezhat C, Sidell N, Taylor RN. Reduced connexin 43 in eutopicendometrium and cultured endometrial stromal cells from subjects with endometriosis. Mol Hum Reprod. 2014 Mar;20(3):260-70.PMID: 24270393


Luo L, Luo B, Zheng Y, Zhang H, Li J, Sidell NLevonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system for atypical endometrial hyperplasia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jun 5;6:CD009458. PMID: 23737032


Zhang H, Taylor WR, Joseph G, Caracciolo V, Gonzales DM, Sidell N, Seli E, Blackshear PJ, Kallen CB. mRNA-Binding Protein ZFP36 Is Expressed in Atherosclerotic Lesions and Reduces Inflammation in Aortic Endothelial Cells. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013 Jun;33(6):1212-20. PMID: 23559629


Wu J, Taylor RN, Sidell NRetinoic acid regulates gap junction intercellular communication in human endometrial stromal cells through modulation of the phosphorylation status of connexin 43. J Cell Physiol. 2013 Apr;228(4):903-10.PMID: 23042455