Novella Guidi, PhD

Content developer 

Novella is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern California investigating the effect of a fasting diet to develop interventions that treat age-related diseases. She earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine and Stem Cell Aging at the University of Ulm (Germany) unraveling the role of the microenvironment in driving aging-associate phenotypes on blood stem cells. Since 2015 she is an active member of the New Investigator Committee of the International Society for Experimental Hematology (ISEH) contributing in organizing the annual meeting in terms of workshops and social events, helping to devise and run the Society’s successful webinar series, which features presentations from some of the top names in hematology research and contributing with quotes on the local blog. Her goal is to keep up with scientific communication.

G.S. Ford


G.S. Ford has been a photographer for many years, with paralleled work in video production. Following his creativity, he moved to Los Angeles 7 years ago and began a career as a cinematographer. G.S. Ford quickly acquired all the skills needed for film production, including director of photography, camera operator, 1st AC, 2nd AC, DIT, writer, story editor, producer, set designer, lighting/gaffer, editor and audio recordist and technician. Using skills learned over many years of photography, G.S. Ford sees light the way a camera sees light and creates a unique style of cinematography. G.S. Ford is known for music videos, web series, indie shorts, fan films and upcoming indie features.

Paymaneh Malihi, PhDc

Event planner

Paymaneh is Molecular Biology PhD candidate at USC’s Bridge Institute. She is working with Dr. Peter Kuhn on circulating tumor cells and their implication in both organ-confined and metastatic prostate cancer. She hopes that her contribution to science would lead to cancer being maintained as a chronic disease, like diabetes, and her contributions to organizations such as HMF and Bridge arts and science alliance (BASA) would lead to more interdisciplinary collaborative efforts between artist and scientist.

Kyle Mc Clary, PhDc

VP, Speaker engagement 

Kyle is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern California working to integrate experimental information across the scales of time and space to create interactive models of biological cells. He is also the co-creator of the Bridge Art + Science Alliance, an organization at USC that connect artists and scientists through events, workshops, and funding collaborative projects. Kyle’s broader mission is to make science accessible, clear, and engaging to everyone. His mantra is “work hard, sleep hard.”