Dr. Alexandra Gorgevska

Professor III

Phone: (561) 207-5003
Fax: (561) 207-5248
Campus: Palm Beach Gardens
Office: SC 0205
Mailing Address: 3160 PGA Boulevard, MS 45, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
 

Class Schedule & Syllabi

Fall 2020
Course IDCourse InformationLinksSyllabus
BSC2416C
INTRO TISSUE CUL LAB (Ref: 271316)
Location: (Palm Beach Gardens) SC 00214 Days: MW
*This class will meet in-person. Attendance to first day of class is mandatory. Students enrolled in this class: check your PBSC email. I send you emails before the term with important class info.
Syllabus
BSC2421
INTRO BIOTECHNOLOGY (Ref: 271317)
*This class will meet remotely. Attendance to first online class day is mandatory. Students enrolled in this class: check your PBSC email. I send you emails before the term with important class info.
Syllabus
BSC2421L
INTRO BIOTECH LAB (Ref: 271318)
Location: (Palm Beach Gardens) SC 00214 Days: TR
*This class will meet in-person. Attendance to first day of class is mandatory. Students enrolled in this class: check your PBSC email. I send you emails before the term with important class info.
Syllabus
BSC2427
BIOTECHNOLOGY 2 (Ref: 271319)
*This class will meet remotely. Attendance to first remote class day is mandatory. Students enrolled in this class: check your PBSC email. I send you emails before the term with important class info.
Syllabus
BSC2427L
BIOTECHNOLOGY 2 LAB (Ref: 271320)
Location: (Palm Beach Gardens) SC 00214 Days: MW
*This class will meet in-person. Attendance to first day of class is mandatory. Students enrolled in this class: check your PBSC email. I send you emails before the term with important class info.
Syllabus
CHM1045L
GEN CHEMISTRY 1 LAB (Ref: 271351)
*This class will meet remotely. Attendance to first remote class day is mandatory. Students enrolled in this class: check your PBSC email. I send you emails before the term with important class info.
Syllabus
Spring 2021
Course IDCourse InformationLinksSyllabus
BSC2420
BIOTECHNOLOGY 1 (Ref: 275283)
Location: (Palm Beach Gardens) SC 00211 Days: R
BSC2421
INTRO BIOTECHNOLOGY (Ref: 275285)
Location: (Palm Beach Gardens) SC 00214 Days: M
BSC2421L
INTRO BIOTECH LAB (Ref: 275286)
Location: (Palm Beach Gardens) SC 00214 Days: MW
BSC2945C
BIOTECHNOLOGY INTERN (Ref: 276756)
Location: (Palm Beach Gardens) BIOT 00001 Days: MTWR
CHM1045L
GEN CHEMISTRY 1 LAB (Ref: 275313)
Location: (Palm Beach Gardens) SC 00242 Days: R
CHM1046L
GEN CHEMISTRY 2 LAB (Ref: 275320)
Location: (Palm Beach Gardens) SC 00241 Days: T
CHM1046L
GEN CHEMISTRY 2 LAB (Ref: 275322)
Location: (Palm Beach Gardens) SC 00241 Days: T
Sunday: Please note: Fall 2020 Office Hours will be held remotely
Monday: 9:45 am - 10:00 am; 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:45 am - 10:00 am; 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:45 am - 10:00 am; 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am - 11:00 am; 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Becky Mercer
Associate Dean

Phone: (561) 207-5416
Campus: Palm Beach Gardens
Office: SC 0160
Mailing Address: 3160 PGA Boulevard, MS 45, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Education

Dr. Gorgevska is the Department Chair for Biotechnology. She also served as the Department Chair for Natural Sciences at Palm Beach State College from 2011-2018 as well as the Director of the Biotechnology Program and STEM Outreach in 2018. In 2017, she served as the Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Palm Beach Gardens Campus, overseeing all Natural Sciences, Allied Health, Health Concepts and Nutrition, Paralegal Studies and Business & Entrepreneurship. 

She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry & Business Management from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University specializing in DNA-protein cross-links. Her research involved the investigation and discovery of novel mechanisms and structures of formalin cross-link formation between DNA and proteins that form as a result of the fixation process during biopsy preservation. She has worked as a research technician in the Vascular Research Laboratory at William Beaumont Hospital and a biomedical research fellow at the University of Michigan-Department of Physiology studying peripheral vascular occlusive disorders. She was a post-doctoral research fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the National Institute on Aging, where she investigated the mechanisms of rare premature aging disorders, primarily that of Werner's Syndrome.

Dr. Gorgevska has and continues to be involved with the development and expansion of biotechnology curricula to meet the needs of the emerging bioscience community. In 2009, she was honored with the Distinguished New Faculty Award at the 20th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. She was a research mentor with the U.S. Army eCybermission program. She also served as the Curriculum Development Manager for the Employ Florida Banner Center for Life Sciences at Palm Beach State College, which was a 3-year 1.2 million dollar grant-funded strategic plan to modernize Florida's workforce in order to meet the workforce needs of the state. Dr. Gorgevska was the Principal Investigator for a National Science Foundation Advanced Training Education (NSF-ATE) grant, a 2-year $200,000 funded project that helped to increase enrollment, retention and success of biotechnology students within the program and into their careers. She worked with the Quantum Foundation Science Path Institute, which was a 3-year grant initiative to provide professional development training and updated curriculum for high school science teachers. She helps represent the PBSC Biotechnology Program as part of the LSSF, Life Sciences South Florida consortium, including serving on the student research symposium planning committee. She worked with the PBSC Math & Science Institute for 10 years, which was a summer honors program for dual enrolled and PBSC students. She is currently involved with the PBSC STEM Collegiate High School program. She is also a chemistry instructor with the AAUW Tech Trek summer program for 8th grade girls. She strives to provide high quality instruction by recruiting well-qualified adjunct instructors from industry and research. She provides career mentorship to students in addition to seeking new, relevant curriculum to help train a well-qualified workforce.