# Ning Wei

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Purdue University
**Office:** 409 Department of Mathematics
Purdue University
150 N. Universit St
West Lafayette, IN, 47907
**Phone:** 765-494-3405
**Email:** wei307@purdue.edu

## Education

School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. Mathematics, May 2016.
Advisors: Yoichiro Mori, Alena Talkachova

## Employment

Mathematics Department, Duke University
Visiting Assitant Professor, August 2016 - July 2018
Mentor: Anita T. Layton

Mathematics Department, Purdue University
Visiting Assitant Professor, August 2018 - Now
Mentor: Gregery T. Buzzard

## Research Interests

Cardiac physiology, Renal physiology, Circadian Clock, Fluid Dynamics.

## Teaching

Math 265 (Fall 2018)

Math 265 (Spring 2019)

Math 265 (Fall 2019)

Math 265 (Spring 2020)

## Publications

[1] **N. Wei**, Y. Mori and E.G. Tolkacheva. *The role of short term memory and conduction velocity restitution in alternans formation*
**J. Theor. Biol.** 367 (2015): 21-28. link
[2] **N. Wei**, Y. Mori and E.G. Tolkacheva. *The dual effect of ephaptic coupling on cardiac conduction with heterogeneous expression of connexin 43*
**J. Theor. Biol.** 397 (2016): 103-114. link
[3] **N. Wei**. *On certain optimization problems related to matrix norms*
**Optimization** 65 (2016), No.10: 1791-1803. link
[4] **N. Wei**, M. L. Gumz and A. T. Layton. Predicted effect of circadian clock modulation of NHE3 of a proximal tubule cell on sodium transport.
**Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol.** Vol. 315 (2018): F665-F676. link
[5] **N. Wei** and A. T. Layton. Theoretical assessment of the Ca2+ oscillations in the afferent arteriole smooth muscle cell of the rat kidney.
**Int. J. Biomath** Vol.11 No.3 (2018) 1850043 (21 pages). link
[6] W. Strychalski, S. Bryant, B. Jadamba, E. Kilikian, X. Lai, L. Shahriyari, R. Segal, **N. Wei** and L.A. Miller. *Fluid dynamics of nematocyst prey capture*
**Springer contributed volume of "Understanding Complex Biological System with Mathematics"** Association for Women in Mathematics Series, vol 14. Springer, Cham, 123 - 144 (2018).link.
[7] C. Diekman and **N. Wei.** * Circadian rhythms of early afterdepolarizations and ventricular arrhythmias in a cardiomyocyte model*. **Submitted** (2019).
[8] **N. Wei** and E. G. Tolkacheva. *Interplay between ephaptic coupling and complex geometry of border zone during acute myocardial ischemia: effect on arrhythmogeneity*. **To appear in Chaos **(2020).
Dissertation:
**N. Wei**. Alternans, ephaptic coupling and their relation to ventricular arrhythmias. pdf

## Awards

AMS Simons Travel Grant, 2018 - 2020.
Postdoc Travel Grant, Purdue University, 2018 - 2020.
Art&Science Travel Grant, Duke University, 2017- 2018.
## Recent Invited Talks

First ephpatic coupling conference, May 5-7, 2019, Roanoke, Virginia.
Applied Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Oct 26th, 2018, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Applied Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematics, Oct 18th, 2018, Ohio State University.
Applied Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematical Science, Sep 28th, 2018, University of Cincinnati.
CCAM lunch seminar talk, Department of Mathematics, April 6th, 2018, Purdue University.
SIAM conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, May 21-25, 2017, Snowbird, Utah.
## Recent Workshops and Conferences

Organize (with Prof. A.T. Layton) Minisymposiums on Mathematical physiology and medicine I and II, SIAM conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, May 21-25, 2017, Snowbird, Utah.
MS 160, MS 173.
Women Advancing Mathematical Biology: Understanding Complex Biological Systems with Mathematics, April 24-28. 2017, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University.
MBI workshop.