Tae-Ho Lee

Principal Investigator

taehol [at] vt [dot] edu

Tae-Ho Lee is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Virginia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Brain Cognitive Science in the Department of Psychology from University of Southern California and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Korea University. His research focuses on what and how neural developments occur during the adolescence with the consideration of significant others’ neural level influence in the brain. He has published several papers about neural level concordance between parents and their children, and how such neural similarity confers a benefit for developing children.


Sammy Hong

Project/Lab Manager (2022-current)

Undergrad Research Assistant (2020-2022)

hsammy [at] vt [dot] edu

Sammy Hong received her B.S. in psychology as well as statistics (minor) at Virginia Tech in 2022. She hopes to continue her academics in a graduate program focused on developmental and social psychology, and eventually be involved in academia and research as her career. During her free time, she loves to read, bake, and work on puzzles!


Joshua Neal

Graudate Student (2021-current; former Lab Manager)

jneal96 [at] vt [dot] edu

Joshua Neal is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology. He received his B.S. in Psychology from West Virginia University in 2018. He has worked in the lab since 2018, initially as lab manager, and continuing on as a student. His research interests include examining the neural origins of attention deficits, as well as broader analysis of developmental disorders using fMRI and psychophysiological methods. In his free time Josh enjoys sports, videogames, visiting friends, and exploring outdoors.


Ya-Yun Chen

Graduate Student (2019-current)

yayunchen [at] vt [dot] edu

Ya-Yun Chen is a Ph.D. student in Developmental Science in the Department of Psychology. She received her M.S. in Brain Science from National Yang Ming University and B.S. in Psychology from National Chung Cheng University. Generally, She is interested in understanding the neural circuitry underlying negative behaviors/experiences and exploring how the negative behaviors/experiences been modulated and then controlled. In her leisure time, she like doing social good by data, promoting the field of neuroscience, and immersing in creating artworks. By the way, Ya-Yun is from Taiwan, a little beautiful country with tons of tasty street foods and drinks. She will be pleased to share all of them with you!


Allauna Harrison

Undergrad Research Assistant (2022 Summer-current)

Allauna Harrison is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Clinical Neuroscience. She plans to further her education by attending graduate schoold and working in a clinical psychology/neuroscience field in the future. In her free time, she enjoys playing softball, reading, and hiking!


Kylie Kim

Undergrad Research Assistant (2022 Fall-current)

Kylie is an undecided major at Virginia Tech. She aspires to be a nurse after she graduates from graduate school. During her free time, Kylie enjoys sleeping, cooking, and hanging out with her friends.


Arthur Louie

Undergrad Research Assistant (2023 Spring)

Arthur Louie Deapera is an undergraduate student double majoring in Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology. In the future, Arthur hopes to pursue research within the field of neuroscience and psychology. During his spare time, you can find him drawing, listening to music or playing saxophone


Kristina Krajewski

Undergrad Research Assistant (2023 Spring)

Kristina Krajewski is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Biological - Biomedical - Sciences with a Psychology minor. Upon graduation, Kristina hopes to conduct biomedical research in the neuroscience and cancer fields. In her free time, Kristina likes to watch movies, work, and go shopping


Sean Dongha Lee

Lifetime participant

Sean is the-most-eligible-pilot-participant in the lab. He is always ready to be the first participant for any studies in the lab (as long as his mom allows it). He is a student in middle school. He received his kindergarten degree from McKinley School in Pasadena, California and elementray degree from Kipps Farm School in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is now pursuing a YOLO life. His favorite book series is not “Weird-but-True” anymore.


Inuk Song

Alumni Graduate Student (2020-2023)
Master Thesis Completion

Marx Wang

Alumni Grad Research Assistant (2021-2023)
PhD program, Industrial & System Engineering, U. of Washington

Alexandra Dagli

Undergrad Research Assistant (2022-2023)
Postbac Research Assistant of Bayliss Lab at UVA

Nikita Pamidala

Alumni Undergrad Research Assistant (2022-2023)

Joanne Lee

Alumni Undergrad Research Assistant (2021-2022)

NeuroGazer USA

Simran Puri

Alumni Undergrad Research Assistant (2021 Fall)

Yena Cho

Alumni Undergrad Research Assistant (2021 Fall)

Alise Bondurant

Alumni Undergrad Research Assistant (2019-2020)

Sara Honaker

Alumni Undergrad Research Assistant (2018-2020)