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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 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

Optimizing Motor Skill Acquisition, Retention, and Transfer
*Lai, Q.* 6 2007 International Sport Science Conference, Shandong University, China

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

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

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

Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Auditory model enhances relative timing learning.
*Lai, Q.*, Shea, C.H., Bruechert, L.R., & Little, M. 2002 Journal of Motor Behavior 34

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

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

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

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

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

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

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