Ty Running Fisher, son of Jimmy and Mabel Running Fisher and uncle of Maci, Paycen and Tatum, was the Salutatorian of the class of 2017 at Browning High School. He has been accepted with an internship to Harvard University, and he is pursuing a degree in bioengineering at Stanford University with a concentration in anatomical and physiological engineering with pre-medical studies.
After he completed his sophomore year at Stanford, Ty headed straight to the East Coast where he is conducting oncogenetic research related to lung cancer at Harvard University Medical School. In his research, he is studying changes in DNA from cancerous tissue and looking for an algorithm that could potentially lead to development of inhibitors that will prevent mutations from occurring. Ty would like to encourage high school students to set their goals high, reach for the stars and always believe in yourself.
“This road of education is not easy,” he said. “It’s a time testing your faith, hope and determination. Everyone has the capability to become all you want to be. There are times you want to give up and say you had enough, but you keep on pushing (many hours of study and very little sleep).
He added, “I give all the glory and honor to God for putting me in the right place at the right time, and the right people in my life. I’m so thankful for my parents and family support, their encouragement, love and giving me this opportunity to explore and follow my dreams.”