Neil Sidell, PhD


Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Research


Education and 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

Areas of Interest

Induced Differentiation of Human Neuroblastoma
Hormonal Regulation of Inflammatory Responses and Cell Growth Associated with Endometriosis 
Phenylacetate: Novel Therapeutic Uses in Breast Cancer

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

Society and 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


Selected Research Articles

Cottrell HN, Wu J, Rimawi BH, Duran JM, Spencer JB, Sidell N, Rajakumar A. Human endometrial stromal cell plasticity: Reversible sFlt1 expression negatively coincides with decidualization. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2017 May 11:1-8. doi: 10.1080/10641955.2017.1299172. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28494174

Byrareddy SN, Arthos J, Cicala C, Villinger F, Ortiz KT, Little D, Sidell N, Kane MA, Yu J, Jones JW, Santangelo PJ, Zurla C, McKinnon LR, Arnold KB, Woody CE, Walter L, Roos C, Noll A, Van Ryk D, Jelicic K, Cimbro R, Gumber S, Reid MD, Adsay V, Amancha PK, Mayne AE, Parslow TG, Fauci AS, Ansari AA. Sustained virologic control in SIV+ macaques after antiretroviral and α4β7 antibody therapy. Science 2016 Oct 14;354(6309):197-202. PMID: 27738167

Porter KM, Wieser FA, Wilder CL, Sidell N, Platt MO. Cathepsin Protease Inhibition Reduces Endometriosis Establishment. Reprod Sci. 2016 May;23(5):623-9. doi: 10.1177/1933719115611752. PMID: 26482207

Yu J, Berga SL, Johnston-MacAnanny E, Sidell N, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN. Endometrial Stromal Decidualization Responds Reversibly to Hormone Stimulation and Withdrawal. Endocrinology. 2016 Apr 1:en20151942. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27035651

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. Exosomes derived from endometriotic stromal cells have enhanced angiogenic effects in vitro. Cell Tissue Res. 2016 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26841879

Taylor RN, Kane MA, Sidell N. Pathogenesis of Endometriosis: Roles of Retinoids and Inflammatory Pathways. Semin Reprod Med. 2015 July;33(4):246-256. Epub 2015 Jul 1. PMID: 26132929

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

Schutte, SC, James, Sidell N,Taylor RN. Tissue-engineered endometrial model for the study of cell-cell interactions. Reprod Sci. 2015 Mar; 22(3):308-15. doi: 10.1177/1933719114542008. Epub 2014 Jul 16. PMID: 25031317

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

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