Kimberlee D'Ardenne

Asst Research Professor (FSC)
TEMPE Campus


Kimberlee D'Ardenne works in ASU's Decision Neuroscience Lab, where she focuses on studying the brainstem dopamine system in humans with non-invasive neuroimaging methods such as high-resolution functional MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging.

Kim graduated from Davidson College with a degree in chemistry and earned her doctorate from Princeton University in chemistry and neuroscience. Her postdoctoral work at Baylor College of Medicine and Virginia Tech was funded through a National Research Service Award from NIDA.

Kim also writes about science happening in the ASU Department of Psychology. She is a BELS-certified editor in the life sciences and a member of the National Association of Science Writers.


  • Editor in the Life Sciences. Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Human Neuroimaging Laboratory, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Roanoke, VA, and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • PhD in Chemistry and Neuroscience, Princeton University, NJ
  • BS in Chemistry (Honors and Cum Laude), Davidson College, NC

Research Activity

  • McClure, Samuel M & D'Ardenne, Kimberlee. Functional diversity of human dopamine system. NSF-BCS (7/1/2016 - 6/30/2019).