Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
The most important lesson I've learned so far is that an integral part of science is failure. It's extremely easy to miss a small detail of a complex protocol, which can ruin an experiment. However, it is important to learn from these moments. When this happens to me, I assess the protocol to see where I could have made a mistake, and then alter either my protocol or my technique to allow me to be more successful.