The closest I ever came to appearing like a research scientist is when I ignited my sister's bunson burner for her in chem-lab 101. The funny thing is that she was fearful of the task and I jumped in and volunteered to do it. I almost set the lab on fire by turning the gas up too high and it produced what sounded like a sonic boom. After being escorted out of the lab, I left my science career behind. So now, when I read about things like mesenchymal stem cells, I am totally at sea. My sister, on the other hand, is working in a research lab and I couldn't be more proud of her.