Recovery after stroke is highly varied. Biomarkers may be used to predict recovery trajectories and match patients with therapies. This talk will review potential biomarkers of stroke recovery and suggest how a better understanding of the neurobiology of stroke informs brain health.
I. Discuss neuroplastic change after stroke
II. Review variability in stroke recovery
III . Consider potential biomarkers of stroke recovery
Dr. Lara Boyd is a Neuroscientist and Physical Therapist at the University of British Columbia. She is a professor and has held a Canada Research Chair, a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Career Scientist award and been a Peter Wall Scholar. Dr. Boyd directs the Brain Behaviour Lab at the University of British Columbia. 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 and is the university’s delegate to the Canadians Institutes of Health Research.