Departmental Office Staff

Elizabeth Abboud

Lab Supervisor
Ph.D., Tulane University, 2007

Elizabeth AbboudDr. Abboud coordinates the undergraduate teaching labs and provides support for the Professors and TAs that teach the CMB lectures and labs. Research interests include: 1) Antibody Engineering: Understanding antibody-antigen binding interactions, development of antibody-based biosensors for bio-remediation, developing strategies for designing and selecting novel high-affinity antibodies using phage display; 2) Kaposi’s Sarcoma Herpesvirus: Mechanisms of KSHV vGPCR-induced angiogenesis and tumorigenesis; understanding the influence of inflammation on the maintenance of a cancer phenotype; understanding how KSHV infection promotes evasion of apoptosis in endothelial cells.

John Drwiega

John2Department Administrator
MBA, DePaul University, 1993

John came to Tulane in 1993 and joined the CMB department in 1999. John handles all personnel and payroll matters for the department and oversees the departmental budgets. He manages the departmental office and can assist undergraduate and graduate students with curriculum and registration questions. You can reach John by at 865-5546, or e-mail him.

Marnie Mercado

Marnie MercadoSenior Program Coordinator
B.A. Communication Studies, California State University Northridge, 2001

Marnie certifies undergraduates for graduation and administers the Graduate(s) student application process and assists students with registration, transfer credit, curriculum questions, and assigns advisors to students. She also participates in the hiring process of department work study students. You can reach her by phone at 504-865-5618 or email her.

Judy Weaver

Judy WeaverOperations Manager
Bachelors of General Studies, Armstrong State College
Bachelors of Science, Tulane University

Judy assists faculty and staff with technology requirements. She places departmental purchase orders and coordinates building and equipment maintenance. In addition, she maintains the departmental web page, and assists undergraduate and graduate students with curriculum and registration questions. She is also the Departmental Safety Representative. You can reach Judy by phone at 504-862-3160, or e-mail her.

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