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Department of Mathematics
Office: 404 Department of Mathematics,
150 N. University St,
West Lafayette, IN, 47907
If you are seeking graduate or undergraduate research opportunities, feel free to contact me.
School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. Mathematics, May 2016.
Advisors: Yoichiro Mori, Alena Talkachova
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
Mathematical Physiology, Circadian Biology, Fluid Dynamics
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)
 C. Weathered, N. Wei and E. Pienaar. Reduced macrophage killing of M. avium drives infection risk in post-menopausal patients. Submitted (2022).
 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).
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 N. Wei. On certain optimization problems related to matrix norms
Optimization Vol. 65, No. 10 (2016): 1791-1803. link
 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
 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
 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.
 Simons Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians, 2021 - 2026.
 Start-up Funds, Purdue University, 2020 - 2025.
 AMS Simons Travel Grant, 2018 - 2020.
 Postdoc Travel Grant, Purdue University, 2018 - 2020.
 Art&Science Travel Grant, Duke University, 2017- 2018.
Recent Invited Talks
 Applied Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Nov 29th, 2022, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
 Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, March 18th, 2022, Case Western Reserve University.
 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 Workshop and Conference
 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
 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
 Women Advancing Mathematical Biology: Understanding Complex Biological Systems with Mathematics, April 24-28. 2017, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University. link