Camilla Pang, PhD

Special guest

Our guest today is a postdoctoral scientist specialising in translational bioinformatics.

She’s earned a Bachelors in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol and a PhD in Structural, Chemical, and Computational Biology from the University College of London.

At the age of 8, she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and struggled to understand the world around her and the way people worked.

Desperate for a solution, she asked her mother if there was an instruction manual for humans that she could consult - and upon learning there was no such blueprint to life, she began to create her own.

This blueprint culminated in a book where she dismantles our obscure social customs and identifies what it really means to be human using her unique expertise and language she knows best: science.

Her book is an original and incisive exploration of human nature and the strangeness of our social norms, written from the outside looking in.

Her unique perspective of the world teaches us so much about ourselves - about who we are and why we do the things we do - and is a fascinating guide on how to lead a more connected,happier life.

So please, help me in welcoming our guest today - Author of Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life - Dr. Camilla Pang!

Camilla Pang, PhD has been a guest on 1 episode.