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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 Associate Professor
Center  Medicine  Nephrology Res & Trng Ctr 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
Confocal microscopy and image analysis
I am interested in evaluating histologic changes in human and animal tissue sections and cells stained with routine, immunohistochemical, and fluorescence stains. I work mostly on laser scanning confocal microscope. My recent research studies included: - HIV infection in GI tract - Colocalization and morphometry of immune complexes in kidney - Histology of acute and chronic renal rejection

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Shen, R., Meng, G., Ochsenbauer, C., Clapham, P.R., Grams, J., Novak, L., Kappes, J.C., Smythies, L.E., Smith, P.D. Stromal down-regulation of macrophage CD4/CCR5 expression and NF-κB activation mediates HIV-1 non-permissiveness in intestinal macrophages. PLoS Pathog. 7(5), e1002060, 2011. Epub 2011 May 26.   
McCarthy, D.D., Kujawa, J., Wilson, C., Papandile, A., Poreci, U., Ward, L., Lawson, M.A.E., Macpherson, A.J., McCoy, K.D., Pei, Y., Novak, L., Lee, J.Y., Julian, B.A., Novak, J., Ranger, A., Gommerman, J.L., Browning, J.L. Mice over-expressing BAFF develop a commensal flora-dependent, IgA-associated nephropathy. J. Clin. Invest. 121, 3991-4002, 2011. Epub 2011 Sep 1.    
Novak, J., Raskova Kafkova, L., Suzuki, H., Tomana, M., Matousovic, K., Brown, R., Hall, S., Sanders, J.T., Eison, T.M., Moldoveanu, Z., Novak, L., Novak, Z., Mayne, R., Julian, B.A., Mestecky, J., Wyatt, R.J. IgA1 immune complexes from pediatric patients with IgA nephropathy activate human mesangial cells. Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. Epub 2011 Aug 9.    
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.    
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.   

Histology, Imaging, Confocal microscopy