Real Cell Videos

Cell Movies

Omega Optical - Live Cell Movies
Fluorescently labeled cells in action. Videos highlight the dynamic activity of tubulin, golgi, mitochondria and ER in living cells.

Mamamatsu Learning Center: Digital Video Gallery
Time lapse videos of fluorescently labeled cells in culture with a focus on organelles. Includes a selection of beautiful double-label images.

Journal of Cell Biology Annotated Video Collection
Movies from papers that have been published in JCB. These movies tend to be fairly technical, but there are some truly cool movies here.

Center for Cell Dynamics Live-Label Movie Gallery
Cell videos mostly related to development, including several mitosis movies.

A Video Tour of Cell Motility
Uses still images and video to tell the story of the cytoskeleton and cell motility.

Nikon Microscopy U: Digital Video Gallery
Live Cell Imaging: Cell Motility
Dozens of videos of live cells crawling around in culture dishes.

Crawling Neutrophil Chasing a Bacterium

Movies focusing on the developmental biology of fish. Check out the Fish Epidermal Cells section for videos of crawling fish cells.

A wide selection of live cell movies and a few 3d animations. Includes several cool mitosis movies. Also available as a DVD.

The American Society for Cell Biology: Image & Video Library
A general resource for lots of movies.

Derek K. Toomre, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Yale School of Medicine.
Color video showing fluorescently-labeled vesicles moving along the cytoskeleton.

Alexander van Oudenaarden, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Several movies that have been published by members of the van Oudenaarden Lab. Includes several cool movies of vesicles being propelled by actin polymerization.

Cell Images

Olympus Microscopy Resource Center: Fluorescence Microscopy Image Gallery
A variety of cells labeled with fluorescent markers.

Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition
This library doesn't include much in the way of explanation, but the images are inspiring! You can even order a free poster.

Molecular Expressions
Fluorescence Digital Image Gallery
Fluorescently labeled images of cells in culture. Many images show multiple labels highlighting a variety of subcellular structures.

Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Cells organisms and more shown in artificially colored electron micrographs. The author requires written permission in order to use his images in your own presentations.

APA format:

Genetic Science Learning Center. (2010, September 2) Real Cell Videos. Retrieved December 11, 2017, from

CSE format:

Real Cell Videos [Internet]. Salt Lake City (UT): Genetic Science Learning Center; 2010 [cited 2017 Dec 11] Available from

Chicago format:

Genetic Science Learning Center. "Real Cell Videos." Learn.Genetics. September 2, 2010. Accessed December 11, 2017.