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Faculty Detail    
Associate Professor of Pathology
Campus Address NP 3539 Zip 6823
Phone  205-934-6031
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Medical School  Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic    1985  M.D. 
Fellowship  Surgical Pathology, Department of Pathology, UAB, Birmingham, AL    2001  none 

The American Board of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology  2002 
State of Alabama medical Licensure Commission  active 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pathology   Anatomic Pathology Associate Professor
Secondary  Pathology   Pathology Chair Office Assistant Professor Research
Center  Medicine  Ctr Cardiovasc Bio (Org Ret) Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Nephrology Research & Training Center Associate Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program 

Biographical Sketch 
2012 - Present Tenured Associate Professor, Pathology, UAB, AL
2010 - Present, Associate Professor, Pathology, UAB, AL
2003 - 2010, Assistant Professor, Pathology, UAB, AL
2003 - 2006, Imaging Pathologist, High Resolution Imaging Facility, UAB, AL
2001 - 2003, Research Assistant Professor, Surgery, UAB, AL
2000 - 2001, Fellowship in Surgical/Renal Pathology, UAB, Birmingham, AL
1996 - 2000, Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, UAB, Birmingham, AL
1987 - 1989, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomayer Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
1979 - 1985, Medical School, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
Alabama Medical Association  Member   
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology  Member   

Research/Clinical Interest
I am interested in evaluating histologic changes in human and animal tissue sections and cells stained with routine, immunohistochemical, and fluorescence stains. My recent research studies included: - HIV infection in GI tract - Colocalization and morphometry of immune complexes in kidney - Evaluation of endometrial adenocarcinoma

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Novak, J., Rizk, D., Takahashi, K., Zhang, X., Bian, Q., Ueda H., Ueda, Y., Reily, C., Lai, L.-Y., Hao, C., Novak, L., Huang, Z.-Q., Renfrow M.B., Suzuki, H., and Julian, B.A. IgA nephropathy: Review. New insights into the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy. Am J Kidney Dis. Accepted on April 2015   
Dennis, E.A., Coats, M.T., Griffin, S.E., Hale, J.Y., Novak, L., Briles, D.E., and Crain, M.J. The effects of CFTR and mucoid phenotype on susceptibility and innate immune responses in a mouse model of pneumococcal lung disease. PloS one. 10(10):e0140335, 2015. PMCID: PMC4607445   
Shen, R., Kappes, J.C., Smythies, L.E., Richter, H.E., Novak, L., and Smith, P.D. Vaginal myeloid dendritic cells transmit HIV-1. J. Virol. Epub April 2014, doi: 10.1128/JVI.00766-14 JVI.00766-14   
35. Cui, X., Peker, D., Greer, H., Conner, M.G., and Novak, L. Leiomyoma with extramedullary hematopoiesis and intravascular thrombosis. Case Reports in Pathology, vol. 2014, article ID 957395, 4 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/957395.   
Libby, E,F., Azrad, M., Novak, L., Denmark-Wahnefried, W. Obesity is independently associated with mTORC1 pathway activation in the progression of endometrial cancer. Current Biomarker Findings 2014:4.   
Mestecky, J., Raska, M., Julian, B.A., Gharavi, A.G., Renfrow, M.B., Moldoveanu, Z., Novak, L., Matousovic, K., Novak, J. IgA nephropathy: Molecular mechanisms of the disease. Annu. Rev. Pathol. Mech. Dis. 8, 217-240, 2013.