Meet The Team 2017


Lawrence Menz

Hey I’m Lawrence. I’m the president of BABSOC and am currently doing honours with Jai Tree looking at the regulation of small RNA in EHEC. I’ve been involved with BABSOC for many years now and am excited to be bringing you some new events and workshops. In my spare time, I am communicating science, you can catch some of my writing in Blitz online and I currently co-host a 1-hour science talk show called Scoop on Science.

Vice President

Tanu Sridhar

Hi I’m Tanu, the 2017 vice President for BABSOC. I’m a fourth year Science and Economics student who’s excited about what BABSOC can achieve this year. Parallel to my love of biology are my interests in dance, travel, graphic design and technology. I’m looking forward to working with the BABSOC exec team to create bigger and better things for BABSOC students.



Jasmin Collins

Hi, I’m Jasmin and I currently study a combined Science and Law degree. I have a huge passion for food with eating being my favourite part of the day. I’m also a self-proclaimed macaron expert, having worked at a pretentious patisserie for a while now. However, beyond food, I enjoy keeping active and travelling, with plans to go skiing in Utah at the end of the year. I really hope I can make a big contribution to BABSOC this year and look forward to meeting lots of new faces at this years’ events!



Gordon Qian

I am the treasurer of BABSOC, and currently in my 3rd year of my Advanced Science (Hons) degree. I am enjoying my double major in molecular cell biology and bioinformatics, but I think the most enjoyable aspect of my university experience is getting involved with student run societies and activities. I hope to meet many new people and share this experience with others. In my spare time I like to do things that don’t require much thinking, like kicking back with a quality stream of YouTube clips.



Social Events Coordinator

James G. Barnes


My name is James and I am one of the Social Events Coordinators of BABSOC, responsible for helping to organise and run our recreational events to bring the BABS community together to have some fun.
I am a Science and Arts student, majoring in Microbiology and Molecular and Cell Biology. I have been with the BABSOC team for several years now, being formerly the Marketing Manager, Third Year Representative, and Arc Delegate.
I am also a Science Fiction and Fantasy fan, currently President of the UNSW Tolkien Society. Through our work in BABS, I hope that we will be able to make some of the wonders of Science Fiction into Science Fact!

Arc Delegate

David Ho

Hi, there! I am David Ho. I am the Arc Delegate of BABSOC 2017.




Hello There! This is my 3 rd year at UNSW but 2 nd year studying Molecular and Cell Biology. I enjoy the research opportunities that Molecular Biology at UNSW has to offer. I joined BABSOC to meet like-minded people, make new friends and learn more about Biotech and science in general. In my spare time I enjoy soccer, tennis and pretty much anything science related.



Justine Salazar

Hi, there! I’m Justine and I study Biotechnology. As a BABSOC committee member, I’m enthusiastic about the events and workshops we’re planning for this year. So, come say hi to us at one of our events! Outside of uni, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends through travelling and watching films and TV shows.I love reading books and writing stories. I find these media amazing as they allow us to explore worlds beyond our reality.


Alice (Ya-Tsu) Yang

Hi I’m Alice. I’m one of the committee members of BABSOC and am currently a first-year student studying genetics and molecular and cell biology. I do Krav Maga in my free time and I also volunteer at the Museum of Human Disease on campus (feel free to come say hi!). I’m really excited to be sharing my passion for science with you all through our upcoming events and workshops!


Alice Handayani

Hey! I’m Alice, one of the exec! I’m a first year doing Bachelor of Science! Right now I am just trying out everything to find a certain field I like. Outside Uni I like hanging out with my friends and wandering around the city!


Steven Chow

Hi, I am Steven Chow. I am acting I.T. Manager of BABSOC.  I am a Credited Professional and Full Member of Australian Computer Society. I am studying molecular cell biology. My research interest is MRI in Head & Neck Cancer and Cancer Nano-Radio Therapy & Nano-Imaging. Outside the uni, I would like to stay alone and keep studying, as I am looking for the True Love of Science.I like cooking. Come & Speak to me if you like cooking. However, don’t let me bored you.