**Institutional email:** lenaji@umich.edu

**Permanent email:** lenaji.math@gmail.com

**Office:** 1855 East Hall

Hello! I am an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan, mentored by Professor Mircea Mustaţă. I am interested in algebraic geometry and its connections to arithmetic geometry and commutative algebra. In particular, I am interested in Fano varieties, non-algebraically-closed fields, positive characteristic, and rationality.

I received my PhD from Princeton University in 2021 under the supervision of Professor János Kollár. Before that, I was an undergraduate at Columbia University, where I graduated in 2016. In Fall 2024, I will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

**Research (arXiv page):**

- The K-moduli space of a family of conic bundle threefolds (with Kristin DeVleming, Patrick Kennedy-Hunt, and Ming Hao Quek) (2024). (arXiv)
- Arithmetic and birational properties of linear spaces on intersections of two quadrics (with Fumiaki Suzuki) (2024). (arXiv) (supplementary Magma code with examples)
- Symmetries of Fano varieties (with Louis Esser and Joaquín Moraga) (2023). (arXiv)
- The fibering genus of Fano hypersurfaces (with Nathan Chen, Benjamin Church, and David Stapleton) (2023). (arXiv)
- A threefold violating a local-to-global principle for rationality (with Sarah Frei).
*Res. Number Theory.*10 (2024), no. 2. (journal) (arXiv) - Rationality of real conic bundles with quartic discriminant curve (with Mattie Ji).
*Int. Math. Res. Not. IMRN*2024, Issue 1 (2024), 115–151. (journal) (arXiv) - Fano hypersurfaces with no finite order birational automorphisms (with Nathan Chen and David Stapleton) (2022). (arXiv)
- Curve classes on conic bundle threefolds and applications to rationality (with Sarah Frei, Soumya Sankar, Bianca Viray, and Isabel Vogt). Accepted by
*Algebraic Geom.*(arXiv) - The Noether–Lefschetz theorem in arbitrary characteristic.
*J. Algebraic Geom.*33 (2024), no. 3, 567–600. (journal) (arXiv) - Structure of geometrically non-reduced varieties (with Joe Waldron).
*Trans. Am. Math. Soc.*374 (2021), no. 12, 8333–8363. (journal) (arXiv) - Completely controlling the dimensions of formal fiber rings at prime ideals of small height (with Sarah Fleming, S. Loepp, Peter McDonald, Nina Pande, and David Schwein).
*J. Commut. Algebra*11 (2019), no. 3, 363–388. (journal) (arXiv) - Controlling the dimensions of formal fibers of a unique factorization domain at the height one prime ideals (with Sarah Fleming, S. Loepp, Peter McDonald, Nina Pande, and David Schwein).
*J. Commut. Algebra*10 (2018), no. 4, 475–498. (journal) (arXiv)

**Teaching:**

- In Winter 2024, I am not teaching.

**Upcoming travel:**

- Courant Institute NYU, April 4, 2024
- Brown University, April 12, 2024
- Higher Dimensional Geometry, Simons Center, May 6–10, 2024
- Tsinghua University, May 17–June 14, 2024
- Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux, June 20–22, 2024
- École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, June 24–28, 2024
- Birational Geometry and Dynamics, Les Diablerets, June 30 –July 5, 2024
- Algebraic Geometry: Wall Crossing and Moduli Spaces, Varieties and Derived Categories, Oberwolfach, July 7–12, 2024
- Leibniz University Hannover, July 15–19, 2024
- Higher-dimensional log Calabi-Yau pairs, AIM, September 30–October 4, 2024
- Birational Geometry and Number Theory, ICMS, Edinburgh, October 28–November 1, 2024
- Cremona Groups, CIRM, May 5–9, 2025
- Real Algebraic Geometry and Birational Geometry, CIRM, June 2–6, 2025
- Structures and Symmetries in Algebraic Geometry in Krakow, University of the National Education Commission, June 9–13, 2025
- Bootcamp for the Algebraic Geometry Summer Research Institute, Colorado State University, July 8–12, 2025
- 40 Years of Higher Dimensional Geometry, Princeton University, June 8–12, 2026

**REU advice:**
Here is my advice for undergraduates on how to apply to REUs.

*Last updated: April 2024.*