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Kimberlee D'Ardenne, PhD
Description of Work
Dr. Kimberlee D'Ardenne's research focuses on applying non-invasive magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopic methods to study brainstem monoamine neuromodulatory systems, which are affected by drug addiction, disease, and mental illness. For her dissertation work, she developed functional MRI methods that enable precise measurements from brainstem dopamine structures.
In the Montague lab, Dr. D'Ardenne applies the methods she developed in graduate school to further examine the complexity of the human dopamine system and to study drug addiction.
Education and Training
- Baylor College of Medicine: Postdoctoral fellowship
- Princeton University: Ph.D., Chemistry and Neuroscience
- McClure SM, D’Ardenne K. (2009). Computational neuroimaging: monitoring reward learning with blood flow. In: Dreher JC, Tremblay L (Ed.), Handbook of Reward and Decision Making. .
- Daubechies I, Roussos E, Takerkart S, Benharrosh M, Golden C, D’Ardenne K, Richter W, Cohen JD, Haxby J. (2009). ICA for brain fMRI does NOT select for independence. Proc Natl Acad Sci 106(26), 10415-22.
- D'Ardenne K, McClure SM, Nystrom LE, Cohen JD. (2008). BOLD responses reflecting dopaminergic signals in the human ventral tegmental area. Science 319(5867), 1264-7.
- D’Ardenne K, McClure SM, Nystrom LE, Cohen JD. (2005). Kinetics of the BOLD response depend on inter-stimulus time. NeuroImage 27, 817-823.