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Biomechanics Laboratory


Dr. Boyi Dai



Jacob Layer, Doctoral Student

Jacob began his undergraduate studies at Columbus State Community College before transferring to Capital University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in health and sports science.  While pursuing his bachelor’s degree, Jacob was a competitive powerlifter and a strength coach at The Spot Athletics.  Jacob completed his master's degree at the University of Wyoming and stayed to pursue his doctoral degree. Jacob is interested in the biomechanics and motor control of Strength and Conditioning.  In his spare time, Jacob enjoys strength sports, eating all of the things, bow hunting, and hiking with his wife and dog.    



Ling Li, Doctoral Student

Ling Li comes from China. She was a physical education teacher in junior high for three years. Ling completed her master's degree at the University of Wyoming in 2021 and is pursuing her doctoral degree. Ling’s research direction is jump-landing mechanics and anterior cruciate ligament injuries. In her free time, Ling enjoys traveling and playing badminton. She is also interested in cooking.


Yu Song, Doctoral Student

Yu Song comes from one of the oldest cities in China, Xian, where is the home to the worlds eight wonder Terra-Cotta Warriors. Yu completed her master's degree in sports biomechanics at Beijing sport university, 1500 miles away. At that time, her research was focused on running and snooker. Now Yu's 8,000 miles away from home to study her doctoral program at the University of Wyoming. She is looking forward to learning more about Biomechanics. Yu likes trying something new, getting in touch with nature, and spending time with family. She wants to be a teacher to work hard and enjoy life.

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