My most unforgettable experience so far actually took place not long after joining the lab, during the summer of 2017, when I got to take part in my first experimental design. Since that started, I have gradually taken charge of the chronic area of study in my lab. My PI and I discovered that the treatments and drugs of which we proved to be effective on moderate hypertension, all failed on our chronic study on sustained severe hypertensive models. My PI informed me that we had to devise new treatments to test in very limited amount of time given... (an impending deadline for our study?), which was a great stress. Over that month, we tested two other clinical anti-hypertension drugs in combination with our previous used treatments, which still failed. In the final 2Ė3 weeks, we finally stumbled upon a completely new sort of alternative treatment after looking into our past chronic and surgical studies, as well as reading for what seemed like hundreds of papers. It took us an extra week to explain our own ideas, question each otherís opinions, and we finally reached an agreement to test an existing drug to see if it could work for cases of severe hypertension. The results of our study proved that it was a good choice in the end. This was my first time contributing to an experimental design of a serious scientific study. The experience made clear to me the intricate details and difficulties, such as expense, that I needed to consider when turning an idea into an actual experiment. It also showed me the mindset I needed to become a good scientist, as well as let me experience the sweet taste of achievement when our research turned into success.