Lara Boyd is a Physical Therapist and Neuroscientist who studies what limits and what facilitates brain plasticity during learning at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Boyd began her career as a physical therapist but returned for a PhD to study how to best stimulate memory formation in the damaged brain. She is an expert in non-invasive brain imaging in healthy and neurological populations. Recently she has become interested in how brain plasticity, development and education interact; her work in this new field resulted in the newly formed research cluster for educational neuroscience at UBC. She has held a Canada Research Chair, been a Michael Smith Career Investigator, and a Peter Wall Early Career Scholar.