Lara Boyd

Associate Professor
PhD, University of Southern California
Department of Physical Therapy

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.

Primary Recipient Awards

Early Career Scholars, Lara Boyd, 2012

Lara Boyd

Co-principal Investigator Awards

International Visiting Research Scholars, Richard Ivry, 2018

Richard Ivry

International Visiting Research Scholars, Carmel Mevorach, 2017

Carmel Mevorach

International Visiting Research Scholars, Alexandre Carter, 2013

Alexandre Carter
Lara Boyd