Qin Lai

Qin   Lai
Associate Professor - Exercise and Sport Science
0010 Old Main

Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 2:00 - 3:30 pm; Thursday: 2:30 - 4:30 pm

(313) 577-4246

Education
  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1998
  • M.Ed., Beijing Sport University, 1991
  • B.S., Beijing Sport University, 1985

Responsibilities

Kinesiology / Exercise and Sports Science

Area Of Expertise

  • Motor skill learning
  • Balance and postural control
  • Motor neuroscience
  • Sport training

Research Interests

  • Neuromuscular adapations in potural control
  • Feedback and practice conditions on optimizing motor learning
  • Physical activity participation

Courses Taught

  • Motor control courses

Presentations

  •  Interlimb transfer of force production task: Independent of hand preference
    Panayiotou, D., Kovacs, A., & *Lai, Q.* 6 2007 the annual convention of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Baltimore, MD
  • Effects of summary knowledge of results and error estimation in motor learning: An EMG study.
    Liggins, T., Li, Y., Stephens, L., & *Lai, Q.* 6 2007 the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA
  • Effects of varying levels of stress on balance acquisition
    Benedict, R., & *Lai, Q.* 6 2007 the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA
  • Interlimb transfer: Effector independence and effector specificity
    *Lai, Q.*, Panayiotou, D., & Kovacs, A. 6 2007 the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA
  • Optimizing Motor Skill Acquisition, Retention, and Transfer
    *Lai, Q.* 6 2007 International Sport Science Conference, Shandong University, China
  • Physical fitness in relation to self-reported fitness, health and body image
    *Lai, Q.*, Zhang, H., Chen, Y., & Yi, H. 8 2008 2008 Olympic Science Convention: International Convention on Science, Education, and Medicine in Sport, Guangzhou, China
  • Effects of age and BMI on dynamic balance acquisition
    Benedict, R.J., & *Lai, Q.* 6 2011 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT
  • External attentional focus enhances kicking accuracy and intra-limb coordination in professional soccer players
    Huang, Z.H., Li, G.F., *Lai, Q.*, & Gao. X. 6 2011 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT
  • Practice variability effect depends on learners' experience
    Li, GF., *Lai, Q.*, & Huang, ZH. 6 2011 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT
  • Gender, physical fitness, and body image in Chinese college students: A longitudinal study
    Zhang, HH. & *Lai, Q.* 6 2011 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT
  • A research on motor function deficits in the lower extremities of the female elderly
    Li, ZT., Luo, DM., & *Lai, Q.* 11 2010 the scientific conference of 2010 Asian Games, Guangzhou, China
  • Neuromuscular activity of the lower extremities and fall in Chinese female elderly
    Li, Z., Luo, D., Zhang, Y., & *Lai, Q.* 6 2010 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Tucson, AZ
  • Static balance tests in relation to fall risk index and fall history in the female elderly
    Li, Z., *Lai, Q.*, Luo, D., & Zhang, Y. 6 2010 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Tucson, AZ
  • Sensory-motor functions and strength in relation to fall among the female elderly
    Li, Z., *Lai, Q.*, Luo, D., & Zhang, Y. 5 2010 the annual conference of American College of Sport Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Predictability of anthropometric factors on two balance tests in children
    Benedict, R.J., *Lai, Q.*, Engels, H.J., Li, G., & Yu, H. 5 2010 the annual conference of American College of Sport Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Body composition and physical fitness in relation to body image
    Zhang, H., Chen, Y., & *Lai, Q.* 6 2009 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Austin, TX
  • Place kicking kinematics following static and dynamic stretching warm-ups in female high school varsity soccer
    Pius, R., White, R.L., *Lai, Q.*, & Engels, H-J. 5 2009 the annual conference of American College of Sport Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • Comparison of selected warm-up procedures in young female soccer players
    Engels, H-J., White, R.L., & *Lai, Q.* 4 2009 the annual convention of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Tampa, FL
  • Effects of anthropometric factors on balance acquisition among youths
    Benedict, R., *Lai, Q.*, Erbaugh, S.J., Li, G., & Yu, H. 6 2009 the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Austin, TX
  • In search of relationship between BMI classification and balance acquisition
    Benedict, R., *Lai, Q.*, Engels, H-J., & Erbaugh, S.J. 4 2009 the annual convention of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Tampa, FL
  • International Initiative of education and research in Kinesiology
    *Lai, Q.*, & Erbaugh, S.J. 4 2009 the annual convention of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Tampa, FL.
  • Effects of augmented feedback on feed-forward control in balance acquisition
    *Lai, Q.*, Benedict, R., Zhang, H., & Erbaugh, S.J. 8 2008 2008 Olympic Science Convention: Science, Education, and Medicine in Sport, Guangzhou, China

 

Publications

  •  Effects of augmented feedback on feed-forward control in balance acquisition
    *Lai, Q.*, Benedict, R., Zhang, H., & Erbaugh, S.J. 2008 Proceedings of 2008 Olympic Science Congress. Beijing: People's Sports
  • Body image and body composition of college students in different genders and majors
    Zhang, H., *Lai, Q.*, Li, X., & Zhao, H. 5 2011 Journal of Beijing Sport University
  • Spacing practice sessions across days benefits the learning of motor skills
    Shea, C.H., *Lai, Q.*, Black, C., & Park, J. 2000 Human Movement Science 19
  • Optimizing generalized motor program and parameter learning
    *Lai, Q.*, Shea, C.H., Wulf, G., & Wright, D.L. 2000 Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 71
  • Effects of modeled auditory information on a sequential timing task
    *Lai, Q.*, Shea, C.H., & Little, M. 2000 Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 71
  • Long-term neuroprotective effect of inhibiting poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase in rats with middle cerebral artery occlusion using a behavioral assessment.
    Ding, Y., Zhou, Y., *Lai, Q.*, Li, J., Gordon, V., & Diaz, F. G. 2001 Brain Research 915
  • Consistent and variable practice conditions: Effects on relative and absolute timing
    Shea, C.H., *Lai, Q.*, Wright, D.L., Immink, M., & Black, C. 2001 Journal of Motor Behavior 33
  • Impaired motor learning in children with hydrocephalus
    Ding, Y., *Lai, Q.*, McAllister, J.P., & Canady, A.I. 2001 Pediatric Neurosurgery 34
  • Impaired motor activity and motor learning function in rat with middle cerebral artery occlusion
    Ding, Y., Zhou, Y., *Lai, Q.*, Li, J., Park, H., Diaz, F.G. 2002 Behavioural Brain Research 132
  • Functional improvement after motor training is correlated with synaptic plasticity in rat thalamus
    Ding, Y., Li, J., *Lai, Q.*, Azam, S., Rafols, J.A., & Diaz, F.G. 2002 Neurological Research 24
  • Auditory model enhances relative timing learning.
    *Lai, Q.*, Shea, C.H., Bruechert, L.R., & Little, M. 2002 Journal of Motor Behavior 34
  • Student physical activity patterns: Grade, gender, and activity influences
    Kulinna, P.H., Martin, J., *Lai, Q.*, Kliber, A., & Reed, B. 2003 Journal of Teaching in Physical Education 22
  • Reduced knowledge of results enhances error detection
    Bruechert, L., *Lai, Q.*, & Shea, C.H. 2003 . Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 74
  • Motor balance and coordination training enhances functional outcome in rat with transient middle cerebral artery occlusion
    Ding, Y.C., Li,, J., *Lai, Q.*, Rafols, J.A., Luan, X., Clark, J., & Diaz, F.G. 2004 Neuroscience 123
  • Increased astrocyte proliferation in rats after running exercise
    Li, H., Ding, Y.H., Rafols, J.A., *Lai, Q.*, McAllister, J.D., Ding, Y.C. 2005 Neuroscience Letters 386
  • Exercise preconditioning reduces brain damage and inhibits TNF-alpha receptor expression after hypoxia/reoxygenation: An in vivo and in vitro study
    Ding, Y.H., Mrizek, M., *Lai, Q.*, Wu, Y., Reyes, R., Li, J., Davis, W.W., & Ding, Y.C. 2006 Current Neurovascular Research 3
  • Blood brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction associated with increased expression of tissue and urokinase plasminogen activators following peripheral thermal injury
    Patel, T.H., Spague, S. *Lai, Q.*, Jimenez, D.F., Barone, S.M., & Ding, Y. 2008 Neuroscience Letters 444
  • A descriptive analysis of physical activity behaviors of health and kinesiology professionals around a metropolitan area
    Keating, X., Larson, A.A., *Lai, Q.*, & Guan, J.M. 2007 Journal of Research for International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance, 2
  • Implicit motor learning enhances retention in a dual task
    *Lai, Q.*, Benedict, R.J., Keating, X., & Kovcs, A. 2009 . Journal of Tianjin University of Sport 24
  • Exercise pre-conditioning reduces brain inflammation in stroke via tumor necrosis factor-alpha, extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity
    Curry, A., Guo, MA., Patel, R., Liebelt, B., Sprague, S., *Lai, Q.*, Zwageman, N., Cao, FX., Jimenez, D., & Ding, YC. 2010 Neurological Research 32
  • Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) expression and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) activation in exercise-reduced neuronal apotosis after stroke
    Chaudhry, K., Rogers, R., Guo, M., *Lai, Q.*, Goel, G., Liebelt, B., Ji, XM., Curry, A., Carranza, A., Jimenez, DF., & Ding, YC. 2010 Neuroscience Letters 474