Lara Boyd, PT, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy, UBC
Canada Research Chair and Michael Smith Scholar, Dr. Lara Boyd, is a physical therapist and neuroscientist who is leading the effort to understand what therapies positively alter patterns of brain activity after stroke. Her group uses a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation to map changes in brain activity. Her studies are among the first to comprehensively examine the patterns of brain activation as they relate to motor learning and parameters of practice after stroke.
Tamara is responsible for the day to day management of subject recruitment and scheduling, data collection and assists in the management of research accounts.