Adrian was born in Dover, Delaware but spent half of his life in Dahlonega, GA. He graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia, where he received a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During his undergraduate years, he worked in Dr. Amy Medlock’s laboratory, investigating the regulatory roles of Peroxiredoxin 5 and Progesterone Receptor Membrane Component 1 in heme biosynthesis. Upon graduating, he worked for Omega Bioservices where he focused on DNA/RNA isolation as well as DNA sequencing through Illumina platforms. In his spare time, he enjoys reading anything nonfiction, playing video games, and exercising.