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Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Purdue University
Office: 404 Department of Mathematics,
        Purdue University,
        150 N. University St,
        West Lafayette, IN, 47907
Email: wei307@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-3405
If you are seeking graduate or undergraduate research opportunities, feel free to contact me.

Education

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

Employment

  • Mathematics Department, Purdue University Assistant Professor, August 2020 - NOW
  • Mathematics Department, Purdue University Visiting Assistant Professor, August 2018 - July 2020 Mentor: Gregory T. Buzzard
  • Mathematics Department, Duke University Visiting Assistant Professor, August 2016 - July 2018 Mentor: Anita T. Layton
  • Research Interests

    Mathematical Physiology, Circadian Biology, Fluid Dynamics 
    

    Teaching

  • Math 303 (Fall 2022)
  • Math 351 (Spring 2022)
  • Math 266 (Spring 2021)
  • Math 265 (Spring 2020)
  • Math 265 (Fall 2019)
  • Math 265 (Spring 2019)
  • Math 265 (Fall 2018)
  • Publications

    [11] C. Weathered, N. Wei and E. Pienaar. Reduced macrophage killing of M. avium drives infection risk in post-menopausal patients. Submitted (2022).
    
    [10] N. Wei and C. Diekman. Circadian Rhythms and COVID-19: Modeling Circadian Clock Regulation of Immune System Response to SARS-CoV-2 Infectionand Treatment with Remdesivir. Preprint (2022).
    
    [9] N. Wei and E. G. Tolkacheva. Mechanisms of arrhythmia termination during myocardial ischemia: role of ephaptic coupling and complex geometry of border zone.  Plos one 17(3): e0264570 (2022). link 
    
    [8] C. Diekman and N. Wei. Circadian rhythms of early afterdepolarizations and ventricular arrhythmias in a cardiomyocyte model. Biophys. J. Vol. 120, No. 2 (2021): 319-333. link 
    
    [7] N. Wei and E. G. Tolkacheva. Interplay between ephaptic coupling and complex geometry of border zone during acute myocardial ischemia: effect on arrhythmogeneity.  Chaos Vol. 30 (2020), 033111. 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 
    
    [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. 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 
    
    [3] N. Wei. On certain optimization problems related to matrix norms
    Optimization Vol. 65, No. 10 (2016): 1791-1803. 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.  Vol. 397 (2016): 103-114. link 
    
    [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. Vol. 367 (2015): 21-28. link 
    

    Grants

    
    [6] NSF DMS-2152115 (co-PI), GOALI: Merging Deep Learning and Mechanistic Modeling to Analyze the Electrophysiology of Circadian Clock Neurons, Aging, Cardiac Arrhythmias, and Alzheimer's Disease, 2022-2025.  
    
    [5] Simons Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians, 2021 - 2026. 
    
    [4] Start-up Funds, Purdue University, 2020 - 2025. 
    
    [3] AMS Simons Travel Grant, 2018 - 2020.  
    
    [2] Postdoc Travel Grant, Purdue University,  2018 - 2020. 
    
    [1] Art&Science Travel Grant, Duke University, 2017- 2018. 
    
    

    Recent Invited Talks

    [8] Applied Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Nov 29th, 2022, University of Massachusetts Amherst. 
    
    [7] Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, March 18th, 2022, Case Western Reserve University.  
    
    [6] First ephpatic coupling conference, May 5-7, 2019, Roanoke, Virginia. 
    
    [5] Applied Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Oct 26th, 2018, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. 
    
    [4] Applied Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematics, Oct 18th, 2018, Ohio State University. 
    
    [3] Applied Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematical Science, Sep 28th, 2018, University of Cincinnati. 
    
    [2] CCAM lunch seminar talk, Department of Mathematics, April 6th, 2018, Purdue University. 
    
    [1] SIAM conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, May 21-25, 2017, Snowbird, Utah. 
    
    

    Recent Workshop and Conference

    [3] Co-organize (with Alexandria Volkening) the special session "Mathematics of complex systems in biology" (SS 43A), AMS Spring Central Sectional Meeting, March 26-27, 2022, West Lafayette, IN.  link
    
    [2] Organize (with Prof. A. T. Layton) minisymposiums on Mathematical physiology and medicine I and II (MS160, MS173), SIAM conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, May 21-25, 2017, Snowbird, Utah.  link
    
    [1] Women Advancing Mathematical Biology: Understanding Complex Biological Systems with Mathematics, April 24-28. 2017, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University. link