Dr. Lara Boyd: Neuroscientist & UBC Professor


In her talk Dr Boyd will discuss how learning changes the brain during education, being a woman in science and (trying) to balance the demands of work, life and family.

Dr. Lara Boyd is the Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology of Motor Learning, a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Career Investigator, a Peter Wall Scholar, and a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of British Columbia.

She is a Neuroscientist and Physical Therapist. Dr. Boyd directs the Brain Behaviour Lab at the University of British Columbia and has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers. Her work is centered on answering the question of what limits, and what facilitates, neuroplasticity.

Dr. Boyd also serves as the Health Research Advisor to the Vice President for Research at UBC and is UBC’s delegate to the Canadians Institutes for Health Research.

Twitter: @laboyd47

Did you know? More than 13 MILLION people have watched the video of Dr. Boyd’s presentation at TedX Vancouver?