Adam has written the monthly science humor column “Experimental Error” for Science Careers since 2010. He received his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Princeton University, where he won the Gregory T. Pope ’80 Prize for science writing, and his Ph.D. in biology from Johns Hopkins University, where he was simultaneously an adjunct faculty member in the Expository Writing program.
Adam performs stand-up comedy and storytelling, and he has appeared on the Food Network, the Weather Channel, Discovery International, and the Travel Channel. He currently co-hosts Outrageous Acts of Science on the Science Channel. He is the author of the book Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School and is working on a narrative nonfiction book about pinball, which will be published in spring 2017.