Division of Physiological and Pathological Sciences (DPPS)
DPPS encompasses 5 Review Branches focused on Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, HIV/AIDS, Disease Control, Digestive, Kidney, Urological Systems, Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition, and Reproductive Sciences.
Disease Control and Applied Immunology Review Branch (DCAI)
Reviews grant applications that focus on immunological, biological, and chemical strategies for infectious disease intervention, control, and prevention. Included are the discovery and development of anti-infective agents and vaccines for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and control strategies which cover all investigative aspects of vectors associated with disease transmission.
Kidney, Urology, and Digestive Systems Review Branch (KUDS)
Reviews applications on basic and clinical aspects of gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, kidney, urinary tract and male genital system physiology and pathobiology, as well as the disposition and action of nutrients and xenobiotics.
Endocrine and Metabolic Systems Review Branch (EMS)
Reviews applications addressing molecular, cellular, and higher order hormone-regulated processes in physiology and pathophysiology.
Immunology and Infectious Diseases A Review Branch (IIDA)
Reviews grant applications broadly focused on infectious diseases and immunology, covering virology and viral pathogenesis (including HIV), bacteriology and bacterial pathogenesis, fungal pathogenesis, parasitology and parasitic diseases, cellular and molecular immunology, and fundamental aspects of the innate and adaptive immune system.
Immunology and Infectious Diseases B Review Branch (IIDB)
Reviews grant applications broadly focused on infectious diseases and immunology, addressing the immune system’s role in host interactions with infectious agents and the mechanisms and treatment of diseases when the immune system has a major role, including autoimmunity, immune-mediated diseases, and immune tolerance. Also included are basic science, pre-clinical, and clinical studies of the pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS associated pathogens and cancers, co-infection with other infectious disease, and co-morbidities associated with chronic infections of HIV.