MIST Consortium

Steering Committee

The MIST steering committee is composed of the MIST Project Investigators and an NIH Project Scientist serving as the representative of the NIH. The role of the MIST Steering Committee is to recommend procedures to solicit applications for support by the MIST Infrastructure and Opportunities Fund (IOF), make recommendations to support specific applications through the MIST IOF, recommend budget allocations for each project to be supported through the IOF, and monitor the progress of funded projects.

Infrastructure and Opportunities Fund

To capitalize on emerging opportunities, and sharing of resources and expertise consistent with the goals of MIST, an Infrastructure and Opportunities Fund (IOF) of up to $500,000 direct costs per year for the entire program has been made available. Activities supported by the MIST IOF in the past have included collaborative and pilot/feasibility projects among MIST members; translational projects; early stage investigator projects; and imaging and animal model development cores. IOF projects must be within the scope of this FOA and may be submitted by members of MIST or by outside investigators. The MIST IOF is currently administered by the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Photo: Scanning electron microscopy image colorized to demonstrate the interactions between uropathogenic E. coli (pink), the epithelium (blue), and the innate immune system (yellow) at the urinary bladder mucosal surface in a mouse model of urinary tract infection. Photo Credit: Hultgren laboratory and the Center for Cellular Imaging (WUCCI), Washington University in St. Louis.