Whitefish graduate part of vaccine research

Myndi Holbrook is among the scientists working on the front lines for research regarding COVID-19 and those seeking a vaccine for the virus.

Holbrook, who graduated from Whitefish High School in 2015 and earned a microbiology degree from Montana State University, is a post-baccalaureate fellow at Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton.

“It’s a very unique experience to be a young scientist right now to see what’s happening firsthand with the research,” Holbrook said. “This is probably the most extreme case — the lab has been working on Ebola for a long time, but that hasn’t hit the U.S. before. The last time something like this happened here was probably the Spanish Flu. Being on the front lines of the research and learning the details before anyone else is pretty remarkable.”