Lara Boyd

VCH Research Principal Investigator
Degrees / Designations 

Pt, PhD

Email Address 
Mailing Address 
212-2177 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada


Academic Appointment 
Associate Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Blood, Heart and Circulation
Other Areas of Research 
Motor Learning
Huntington's Disease
Multiple Sclerosis

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 an Associate 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, which performs research designed to advance theoretical conceptualizations of how brain function relates to behaviour during learning. She is an expert in neuroimaging and neurophysiology, and uses a variety of cutting edge technology in her research. Dr. Boyd also directs the Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine.