Gokarna B. Gharti-Chhetri photo

Dr. Gokarna B. Gharti-Chhetri

Professor II

Phone: (561) 868-3497
Campus: Lake Worth
Office: NS 00104
Mailing Address: 4200 Congress Avenue, MS#56, Lake Worth, FL 33461
 

Class Schedule & Syllabi

Fall 2017
Course IDCourse InformationLinksSyllabus
BSC1005
CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY (Ref: 229667)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00237 Days: MW
Syllabus
BSC1005
CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY (Ref: 229669)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00138 Days: TR
Syllabus
BSC1005
CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY (Ref: 229665)
Location: (Lake Worth) AH 00321 Days: MW
Syllabus
BSC1010L
PRIN BIOLOGY 1 LAB (Ref: 229677)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00116 Days: T
Syllabus
BSC1010L
PRIN BIOLOGY 1 LAB (Ref: 229679)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00116 Days: R
Syllabus
BSC1010L
PRIN BIOLOGY 1 LAB (Ref: 229688)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00116 Days: R
Syllabus
EVR1001
INTRO ENVIRO SCIENCE (Ref: 232331)
ONLINE
Syllabus
MCB2010
MICROBIOLOGY (Ref: 230475)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00244 Days: W
Syllabus
MCB2010L
MICROBIOLOGY LAB (Ref: 230486)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00215 Days: M
Syllabus
Spring 2018
Course IDCourse InformationLinksSyllabus
BSC1005
CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY (Ref: 235160)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00237 Days: TR
Syllabus
BSC1010
PRIN OF BIOLOGY 1 (Ref: 235166)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00137 Days: MW
Syllabus
BSC1010
PRIN OF BIOLOGY 1 (Ref: 235167)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00137 Days: MW
Syllabus
BSC1010L
PRIN BIOLOGY 1 LAB (Ref: 235178)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00116 Days: R
Syllabus
BSC1010L
PRIN BIOLOGY 1 LAB (Ref: 235173)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00116 Days: T
Syllabus
BSC1011
PRIN OF BIOLOGY 2 (Ref: 235184)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00237 Days: F
Syllabus
EVR1001
INTRO ENVIRO SCIENCE (Ref: 235616)
ONLINE
Syllabus
EVR1001
INTRO ENVIRO SCIENCE (Ref: 235613)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00113 Days: MW
Syllabus
MCB2010L
MICROBIOLOGY LAB (Ref: 235965)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00215 Days: T
Syllabus
Summer 2018
Course IDCourse InformationLinksSyllabus
EVR1001
INTRO ENVIRO SCIENCE (Ref: 242008)
Location: (Lake Worth) NS 00113 Days: R
EVR1001
INTRO ENVIRO SCIENCE (Ref: 243411)
ONLINE
Monday: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM;12:00 PM - 12:30 PM; 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM; 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM;12:00 PM -12:30 PM; 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM; 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Carlos Ramos
Associate Dean

Phone: (561) 868-3886
Campus: Lake Worth
Office: NS 00103
Mailing Address: 4200 Congress Avenue, MS#56, Lake Worth, FL 33461

I have a Master of Science in Agronomy and Management from the University of Philippines at Los Banos, Philippines. I obtained my Master of Science and PhD in Biological Sciences specializing in Cell and Molecular Biology from Vrije Universitet Brussels, Belgium.

I worked as an Executive Officer of Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training of Government of Nepal and also taught Plant Breeding and Genetics courses as an Associate Professor at The Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences at Tribhuvan University, Nepal for about four years. In 1997, I moved to the USA as a Fulbright Scholar to pursue my research in citrus viruses at the University of Florida at Lake Alfred, Florida.

As Senior Scientist at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, I worked in cell and tissue culture, transformation of oat crops, and also coordinated international research and educational projects. I have published numerous scientific articles in international journals and made presentations at international conferences. I also coauthored the book, A Laboratory Guide for Cellular & Molecular Plant Biology, Birkhauser publication, and was a co-founder of a biotech company named CropTailor AB in Sweden.

In 2009, I moved back to Florida and taught biological science courses at Polk State College, Winter Haven. For the last five years, I have been teaching biology, microbiology, environmental conservation, biofuels,and sugar technology courses at multiple campuses of Palm Beach State College.I also served as an advisor to the Biology Club at Palm Beach State College at Lake Worth for about  two and half years.

Besides teaching, I am also involved in community activities.I serve in the Greater Lantana Educational Board and the Architectural Review Board of the Town of South Palm Beach. As a certified Yoga Instructor, I also give Yoga lessons at multiple locations. 

Committees
  • Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) Advisory Committee, PBSC Lake Worth Campus (2012/013)
  • Wellness Committee, PBSC Lake Worth Campus (2012/013)
  • International Education College Coordinating Committee (IECCC), PBSC Boca Raton Campus (2013--)
  • Safety and Security Committee, PBSC Belle Glade Campus (2014/2015)
  • STEAM Outreach Committee, PBSC Lake Worth Campus (2015 ----)
  • 3. Gharti-Chhetri GB, Application of genetic engineering & biotechnology for plant improvement in Nepal. In: The BIO-FRONT, pp. 89-92, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, (1997).
  • 6. Gharti-Chhetri GB, Hinnisdaels S, Negrutiu I & Jacobs M, Gamma fusion between Lycopersicon esculentum (donor) & Nicotiana plumbaginifolia (recipient) & production of highly asymmetric hybrids. In: Induced Mutations & Molecular Techniques for Crop Improvement, pp. 680-683, FAO/IAEA, Vienna,Austria
  • 7. Cherdshewasart W, Gharti-Chhetri GB, Negrutiu I & Jacobs M, Cotransformation of N. tabacum protoplasts with NPT gene & yeast developmental genes (CDC25, CDC35, RAS2) in the same or separate plasmids, In: Biopolymers & Bioproducts: Structure, Function & Applications (Svasti et al. eds.) (1995)
  • 8. Gharti-Chhetri GB, Need to establish a National Committee on Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) to promote coordination. In: Plant Genetic Resources: Nepalese Perspectives (Upadhyay et al. eds.) pp192-197. National Workshop on PGR Conservation, Use & Management NARC/IPGRI, Kathmandu, Nepal, (1994).
  • 13. Hinnisdaels S, Gharti-Chhetri GB, Negrutiu I, Protoplasts fusion-PEG system. In: A Laboratory Guide for Cellular & Molecular Plant Biology (I. Negrutiu & G. B. Gharti-Chhetri eds.), Birkhauser Verlag AG, Basel/Boston, ISBN3-7643-2542-9, (1991).
  • 18. Gharti-Chhetri GB & Lales JS, Yield & yield components of spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L. Em Thell.) subjected to drought in a tropical environment. The Philippine Agriculturist, 71:165-171, (1988).
  • BOOKS EDITED
  • Gharti-Chhetri GB, et. al., Molecular Biology, Biotechnology & Environment. IUCN/NEMBIS, Kathmandu, Nepal, (1998).
  • Advisor of Biology Club, PBSC at Lake Worth, FL (September 2011 - May 2014)