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Kimberlee D'Ardenne, PhD

Science Writer
BELS-Certified Editor


dardenne dot kim at gmail dot com

PhD, Chemistry and Neuroscience, Princeton University
MA, Chemistry, Princeton University
BS, Chemistry, Davidson College
Science Writing
I write about neuroscience, psychology, and medicine. Here are some examples of my writing:

Basic biochemistry research leads to heart-saving drug  Scope 28 February 2023

Biomarkers predict weight loss, suggest personalized diets  Scope 4 January 2023

Timing of pre-surgery dialysis matters  Stanford Medicine 3 November 2022

Who really hit the ball out of bounds?  ASU News 24 April 2019

Invisible labor can negatively impact well-being in mothers  ASU News 22 January 2019

Hysterectomy linked to memory deficit in an animal model  ASU News 6 December 2018
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
I have developed and helped implemented MRI methods to non-invasively study the function of monoamingeric nuclei in people, in particular the the substantia nigra and ventral tegmental area.

Elliott BL, D'Ardenne K, Murty VP, Brewer GA, McClure SM (2022) Midbrain-Hippocampus Structural Connectivity Selectively Predicts Motivated Memory Encoding. Journal of Neuroscience 42(50), 9426-9434.

Elliott BL, D'Ardenne K, Mukherjee P, Schweitzer JB, McClure SM (2022) Limbic and executive meso-and nigrostriatal tracts predict impulsivity differences in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 7(4), 415-423.

Hennigan K, D'Ardenne K, McClure SM (2015) Distinct midbrain and habenula pathways are involved in processing aversive events in humans. Journal of Neuroscience 35(1), 198-208.

D'Ardenne K, Lohrenz T, Bartley KA, Montague PR (2013) Computational heterogeneity in the human mesencephalic dopamine system. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience 13(4), 747-756.

D'Ardenne K, Eshel N, Luka J, Lenartowicz A, Nystrom LE, Cohen JD (2012) Role of prefrontal cortex and the midbrain dopamine system in working memory updating. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(49), 19900-19909.

D'Ardenne K, McClure SM, Nystrom LE, Cohen JD (2008) BOLD responses reflecting dopaminergic signals in the human ventral tegmental area. Science 319(5867), 1264-1267.
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