Trevor Sorrells is a Jane Coffin Childs postdoctoral fellow studying mosquito behavior in the lab of Leslie Vosshall. He uses genetic approaches to study the brain circuits that control blood feeding. He obtained his PhD from the University of California, San Francisco studying molecular biology and evolutionary genomics. He received an NSF graduate fellowship and the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award for this work. While at UCSF he co-founded a local graduate student organization to promote visibility and community among LGBT scientists.