Adrian has been writing for a living since 1999 and has been a staff writer at Science since 2005. He got into the science-writing game the same way many of his colleagues did: by attending the Science Communication Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before taking up his quill, Adrian earned a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics working on the CLEO experiment at Cornell University. He received his A.B. from the University of Chicago in 1987. Adrian grew up outside Chicago and does not expect the Cubs to win the World Series in his lifetime.