I will present the design and outcomes from a course laboratory module in which undergraduates apply techniques learned earlier in the semester (cell culture, spectrophotometry, standard curves, ELISA) towards the testing of an anti-inflammatory drug of their choice. Students rationalize their dose and assay selections, calculate all dilutions, perform the assays, and analyse and interpret all results. Student-directed course research experiences have been shown to solidify student understanding of advanced scientific concepts. Additionally, I have observed that this exercise, in which students analyse the function of medications used by themselves or loved ones, leads to enthusiastic engagement with and mastery of complex concepts.