Wayne State University

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

Gender, physical fitness, and body image in Chinese college students: A longitudinal study
Zhang, HH. & Lai, Q. 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. 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. 2011   the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT
Effects of age and BMI on dynamic balance acquisition
Benedict, R.J., & Lai, Q. 2011   the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT
Predictability of anthropometric factors on two balance tests in children
Benedict, R.J., Lai, Q., Engels, H.J., Li, G., & Yu, H. 2010   the annual conference of American College of Sport Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Sensory-motor functions and strength in relation to fall among the female elderly
Li, Z., Lai, Q., Luo, D., & Zhang, Y. 2010   the annual conference of American College of Sport Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Static balance tests in relation to fall risk index and fall history in the female elderly
Li, Z., Lai, Q., Luo, D., & Zhang, Y. 2010   the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Tucson, AZ
Neuromuscular activity of the lower extremities and fall in Chinese female elderly
Li, Z., Luo, D., Zhang, Y., & Lai, Q. 2010   the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Tucson, AZ
A research on motor function deficits in the lower extremities of the female elderly
Li, ZT., Luo, DM., & Lai, Q. 2010   the scientific conference of 2010 Asian Games, Guangzhou, China
International Initiative of education and research in Kinesiology
Lai, Q., & Erbaugh, S.J. 2009   the annual convention of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Tampa, FL.
In search of relationship between BMI classification and balance acquisition
Benedict, R., Lai, Q., Engels, H-J., & Erbaugh, S.J. 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. 2009   the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Austin, TX
Comparison of selected warm-up procedures in young female soccer players
Engels, H-J., White, R.L., & Lai, Q. 2009   the annual convention of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Tampa, FL
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. 2009   the annual conference of American College of Sport Medicine, Seattle, WA
Body composition and physical fitness in relation to body image
Zhang, H., Chen, Y., & Lai, Q. 2009   the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Austin, TX
Effects of augmented feedback on feed-forward control in balance acquisition
Lai, Q., Benedict, R., Zhang, H., & Erbaugh, S.J. 2008   2008 Olympic Science Convention: Science, Education, and Medicine in Sport, Guangzhou, China
Physical fitness in relation to self-reported fitness, health and body image
Lai, Q., Zhang, H., Chen, Y., & Yi, H. 2008   2008 Olympic Science Convention: International Convention on Science, Education, and Medicine in Sport, Guangzhou, China
Optimizing Motor Skill Acquisition, Retention, and Transfer
Lai, Q. 2007   International Sport Science Conference, Shandong University, China
Interlimb transfer: Effector independence and effector specificity
Lai, Q., Panayiotou, D., & Kovacs, A. 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. 2007   the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA
Effects of summary knowledge of results and error estimation in motor learning: An EMG study.
Liggins, T., Li, Y., Stephens, L., & Lai, Q. 2007   the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA
Interlimb transfer of force production task: Independent of hand preference
Panayiotou, D., Kovacs, A., & Lai, Q. 2007   the annual convention of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Baltimore, MD

Publications

Body image and body composition of college students in different genders and majors
Zhang, H., Lai, Q., Li, X., & Zhao, H.   2011 Journal of Beijing Sport University
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 474 109-114
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 32 756-762
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 24 138-141
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 444 222-226
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
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 64-69
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 3 263-271
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 386 160-164
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 123 667-6754
Reduced knowledge of results enhances error detection
Bruechert, L., Lai, Q., & Shea, C.H.   2003 . Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 74 467-472
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 22 298-310
Auditory model enhances relative timing learning.
Lai, Q., Shea, C.H., Bruechert, L.R., & Little, M.   2002 Journal of Motor Behavior 34 299-307
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 24 829-836
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 29-36
Impaired motor learning in children with hydrocephalus
Ding, Y., Lai, Q., McAllister, J.P., & Canady, A.I.   2001 Pediatric Neurosurgery 34 182-189
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 33 139-152
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 915 210-217
Effects of modeled auditory information on a sequential timing task
Lai, Q., Shea, C.H., & Little, M.   2000 Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 71 349-356
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 10-24
Spacing practice sessions across days benefits the learning of motor skills
Shea, C.H., Lai, Q., Black, C., & Park, J.   2000 Human Movement Science 19 737-760