• Dr. Novak received his M.D. from the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, and completed his internal medicine residency in General Teaching Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic. After postgraduate fellowship in the Department of Immunology, Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, he came to UAB as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pathology and then Department of Pediatrics. In the meantime he obtained M.S. in Health Informatics at UAB and Ph.D. in medical immunology from Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. In 2012 he joined Department of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery. At 2017 he became a Vascular Surgery faculty member.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Statin use improves limb salvage after intervention for peripheral arterial disease 2019
    2018 Importance of postprocedural Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) restaging in predicting limb salvage 2018
    2017 Lasioglossins LLIII affect the morphogenesis of Candida albicans and reduces the duration of experimental vaginal candidiasis in mice 2017
    2017 Routine extended follow-up surveillance of iliac vein stents for iliocaval venous obstruction may not be warranted 2017
    2017 Ability to downregulate the level of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27Kip1 after DNA damage is retained in chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells with functional ATM/p53 signaling pathway 2017
    2016 Clinical predictors of sensorineural hearing loss and cognitive outcome in infants with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection 2016
    2016 Analysis of emergency vascular surgery consults within a tertiary health care system 2016
    2015 Urine collection method for the diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection 2015
    2015 Endotoxin-minimized HIV-1 p24 fused to murine hsp70 activates dendritic cells, facilitates endocytosis and p24-specific Th1 response in mice 2015
    2015 Comparison of saliva PCR assay versus rapid culture for detection of congenital cytomegalovirus infection 2015
    2014 Differential glycosylation of envelope gp120 is associated with differential recognition of HIV-1 by virus-specific antibodies and cell infection 2014
    2014 Birth prevalence of congenital cytomegalovirus among infants of HIV-infected women on prenatal antiretroviral prophylaxis in South Africa 2014
    2014 Bedside inferior vena cava filter placement by intravascular ultrasound in critically ill patients is safe and effective for an extended time 2014
    2014 Detection of congenital cytomegalovirus infection by real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis of saliva or urine specimens 2014
    2014 Dual antiplatelet therapy (clopidogrel and aspirin) is associated with increased all-cause mortality after carotid revascularization for asymptomatic carotid disease 2014
    2014 Exposition of dermatophyte Trichophyton mentagrophytes to L-cystine induces expression and activation of cysteine dioxygenase 2014
    2014 Factors affecting Cook Gunther Tulip and Cook Celect inferior vena cava filter retrieval success 2014
    2014 Origin of galactose-deficient immunoglobulin G in gingival crevicular fluid in periodontitis 2014
    2014 Spectrum of disease and outcome in children with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus infection 2014
    2013 Comparison of outcomes following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms based on size threshold 2013
    2013 Genotypic diversity and mixed infection in newborn disease and hearing loss in congenital cytomegalovirus infection 2013
    2012 Strain-specific neutralizing antibody responses against human cytomegalovirus envelope glycoprotein N 2012
    2011 IgA1 immune complexes from pediatric patients with IgA nephropathy activate cultured human mesangial cells 2011
    2011 Mixed infection and strain diversity in congenital cytomegalovirus infection 2011
    2011 Overview of the diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infection 2011
    2011 Diagnostic consequences of cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B polymorphisms 2011
    2011 Saliva polymerase-chain-reaction assay for cytomegalovirus screening in newborns 2011
    2010 Cytomegalovirus viruria and DNAemia in healthy seropositive women 2010
    2010 Gli3 mediates cell survival and sensitivity to cyclopamine in pancreatic cancer 2010
    2010 Dried blood spot real-time polymerase chain reaction assays to screen newborns for congenital cytomegalovirus infection 2010
    2010 Dried blood spot real-time polymerase chain reaction assays to screen newborns for congenital cytomegalovirus infection 2010
    2010 Cytomegalovirus reinfections in healthy seroimmune women 2010
    2010 Human cytomegalovirus reinfection is associated with intrauterine transmission in a highly cytomegalovirus-immune maternal population 2010
    2009 Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method for detection of cytomegalovirus strain-specific antibody responses 2009
    2009 Cytomegalovirus blood viral load and hearing loss in young children with congenital infection 2009
    2009 Identification of molecular distinctions between normal breast-associated fibroblasts and breast cancer-associated fibroblasts 2009
    2008 Cytomegalovirus strain diversity in seropositive women 2008
    2007 GJB2 and GJB6 mutations in children with congenital cytomegalovirus infection 2007
    2007 Effect of adenoviral mediated overexpression of fibromodulin on human dermal fibroblasts and scar formation in full-thickness incisional wounds 2007
    2006 O-GlcNAc integrates the proteasome and transcriptome to regulate nuclear hormone receptors 2006
    2006 Hedgehog signaling and response to cyclopamine differ in epithelial and stromal cells in benign breast and breast cancer 2006
    2005 Association between genital tract cytomegalovirus infection and bacterial vaginosis 2005
    2005 Breast fibroblasts modulate epithelial cell proliferation in three-dimensional in vitro co-culture. 2005

    Full Name

  • Zdenek Novak