The Department of Developmental Biology of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine advances research and education in embryology, and studies the origins of human disease. Its mission is as simple as its work is complex: reduce the impact of diseases on newborns, infants and children. The design reflects the serious purpose of the Department, is easy to navigate and provides key behind-the-scenes functionality. It includes SEO-friendly features like photos that change for each visitor, mini-sites for faculty, and automated galleries connected with Flickr and YouTube. The design introduces subtle scientific references, such as the stylized cell-and-nucleus menu. Science, art and technology are beautiful together. Here’s the evidence.