Tae-Ho Lee, an assistant professor with the Department of Psychology, has been selected as a 2020 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. 

The Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their post-PhD research careers, according to the group’s website.

He joined the Virginia Tech College of Science in 2018 after serving as a postdoctoral associate at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees, both in psychology, from Korea University in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and a Ph.D. in brain cognitive science at the University of Southern California in 2015.

At Virginia Tech, he is principle investigator of the Affective Neurodynamics & Development Lab. He is an affective neuroscientist focusing on what and how neural developments occur during the adolescence in relation to parents and significant people, as well as how the brain’s affective system changes across a person’s lifetime.