Matthew Novak

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  • Degree: PhD in BME, 2013
  • Advisor: William Reichert, Fan Yuan
  • Research Project: The Effects of Implant-Associated Tissue Reactions on Implantable Glucose Sensor Performance

Research Interests


  1. Novak MT, Yuan F, . Macrophage embedded fibrin gels: an in vitro platform for assessing inflammation effects on implantable glucose sensors. Biomaterials. 2014 Dec;35(36):9563-72. PMCID: PMC4164605 
  2. Novak MT, Yuan F, . Predicting glucose sensor behavior in blood using transport modeling: relative impacts of protein biofouling and cellular metabolic effects. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2013 Nov;7(6):1547-60. PMCID: PMC3876333 
  3. Novak MT, Yuan F, WM Reichert. Modeling the relative impact of capsular tissue effects on implanted glucose sensor time lag and signal attenuation. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 2010 Oct;398(4):1695-705. PMCID: PMC2966551 
  4. Anamelechi CC, Clermont EC, Novak MT, WM Reichert. Dynamic seeding of perfusing human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) onto dual-function cell adhesion ligands: Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)-streptavidin and biotinylated fibronectin. Langmuir : the Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids. 2009 May;25(10):5725-30. PMCID: PMC4070296 
  5. Novak MT, Bryers JD, WM Reichert. Biomimetic strategies based on viruses and bacteria for the development of immune evasive biomaterials. Biomaterials. 2009 Apr;30(11):1989-2005. PMCID: PMC2673477 
  6. Kim DH, Novak MT, Wilkins J, Kim M, Sawyer A, WM Reichert. Response of monocytes exposed to phagocytosable particles and discs of comparable surface roughness. Biomaterials. 2007 Oct;28(29):4231-9. PMCID: PMC2692288



  1. BMES Annual Meeting (2009)
  2. Biophysical Society Annual Meeting (2010)
  3. Society for Biomaterials Annaul Meeting (2010)
  4. CBTE Kewaunee Event (2008-2011)



  1. BMES Annual Meeting (2010)
  2. Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting (2011)