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Dr. Tania Watts received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Alberta in 1983, followed by post-doctoral studies in Chemistry at Stanford University, California from 1983-1986. Dr. Watts joined the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in Immunology in 1986. Dr. Watts has had a long-term interest in immunity to viruses, focusing on how T lymphocytes respond to and are regulated during acute and chronic infections, such as influenza virus or HIV. More recently she has studied T cell responses to SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 convalescent patients. Dr. Watts is also involved in a study of immunity to COVID19 vaccines in the immunocompromised. Dr. Watts is a former President of the Canadian Society for Immunology and has published 132 scientific papers.