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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 

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program 

Biographical Sketch 
2012 - Present Tenured Associate Professor, Pathology, UAB 2010 - Present Associate Professor, Pathology, UAB 2003 - 2010 Assistant Professor, Pathology, UAB 2003 - 2006 Imaging Pathologist, High Resolution Imaging Facility, UAB 2001 - 2003 Research Assistant Professor, Surgery, UAB 2000 - 2001 Fellowship in Surgical/Renal Pathology, UAB 1996 - 2000 Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, UAB 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 and ovarian 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., Julian, B.A. New insights into the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy. Kidney Dis. 1, 8-18, 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.    
Walker, M.M., Novak, L., Widener, R., Grubbs, J.A., King, J., Hale, J.Y., Ochs, M.M., Briles, D.E., Deshane, J. PcpA promotes higher levels of infection and modulates recruitment of myeloid-derived suppressor cells during pneumococcal pneumonia. J. Immunol. 196, 2239-2248, 2016.    
Friedland, B.A., Hoesley, C.C., Plagianos, M.G., Hoskin, E., Zhang, S.; Teleshova, N., Alami, M., Kleinbeck, K., Katzen, L., Thomas M. Zydowsky, T.M., Novak, L., Fernández-Romero, J.A., Creasy, G. A First-in-Human Trial of MIV-150 and Zinc Acetate Co-Formulated in a Carrageenan Gel: Safety, Pharmacokinetics, Acceptability, Adherence and Pharmacodynamics. J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 73, 489-496, 2016.   
Toboni, M.D., Smith, H.J., Dilley, SE., Novak, L., Leath, C.A. Malignant Brenner tumor associated with a germline BRCA2 mutation. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 21:17-19, 2017.