Tiffiney R. Hartman, PhD

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Tiffiney R. Hartman, PhD, is a genetic counselor with the Roberts Individualized Medical Genetics Center and the Division of Human Genetics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Biology - The University of Akron, Akron, OH 

Graduate Degree

PhD in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology - The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Titles and Academic Titles

Genetic Counselor

Departments and Services




Hartman, T.R.*, Ventresca, E.M.*, Hopkins, A.*, Zinshteyn, D., Singh, T., O’Brien, J., Neubert, B., Hartman, M.G., Schofield, H.K., Stavrides, K.P., Talbot, D., Riggs, D., and O’Reilly, A.M.  (2015). Novel Tools for Genetic Manipulation of Follicle Stem Cells in the Drosophila Ovary Reveal an Integrin-Dependent Transition from Quiescence to Proliferation.  Genetics. 199:935-957.


Hartman, T.R., Strochlic, T.I., Ji, Y., Zinshteyn, D., and O'Reilly, A.M.  2013.  Diet Controls Drosophila Follicle Stem Cell Proliferation Via Hedgehog Sequestration and Release. Journal of Cell Biology, 201(5): 741-57.


Hartman, T.R., Zinshteyn, D., Schofield, H.K., Nicolas, E., Okada, A., and O’Reilly, A.M. (2010).  Drosophila Boi Limits Hedgehog Levels to Suppress Follicle Stem Cell Proliferation. Journal of Cell Biology, 191: 943-52.


Hartman, T.R., Nicolas, E., Klein-Szanto, A., Al-Saleem, T., Cash, T.P., Simon, C., and Henske, E.P. (2009). The Role of the Birt-Hogg-Dubé Protein in mTOR Activation and Renal Tumorigenesis. Oncogene, 28(13): 1594-604.

Hartman, T.R., Liu, D., Zilfou, J., Robb, V., Morrison, T., Watnick, T., and Henske, E.P. (2009). The Tuberous Sclerosis Proteins Regulate Formation of the Primary Cilium via a Rapamycin-Insensitive and Polycystin 1-Independent Pathway. Human Molecular Genetics, 18(1): 151-163.


Pugacheva, E.N., Jablonski, S.A., Hartman, T.R., Henske, E.P., and Golemis, E.A. (2007). HEF1-dependent Aurora A activation induces disassembly of the primary cilium. Cell, 129: 1351-1363.


Hartman, T.R*., Qian, S*., Bolinger, C., Fernandez, S., Schoenberg, D.R. and Boris-Lawrie, K. (2006). RNA Helicase A is Necessary for Translation of Selected mRNAs.  Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, 13 (6): 509-516.


Roberts, T.M. and Boris-Lawrie, K. (2003). Primary Sequence and Secondary Structure Motifs in Spleen Necrosis Virus RU5 Confer Translational Utilization of Unspliced HIV-1 Reporter RNA. Journal of Virology 77 (22): 11973-11984.

Awards and Honors

2011, Jean and Baruch Blumberg Award for Best Postdoctoral Seminar of the Year, Fox Chase Cancer Center

2010, Board of Associates 1-year Fellowship, Fox Chase Cancer Center

2008, Myrovlytis Trust 1-year Research Grant to study Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome

2006,  Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (NIH F32)

2005, NIH T32 Internal Training Grant, Fox Chase Cancer Center

2001, Second-Place, Roche Molecular Biochemicals Distinguished Seminar Award, The Ohio State University

1998, Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, 1997-1998 Academic Year, Introductory Biology Teaching Assistant Program, The Ohio State University

1996, Summa cum laude, The University of Akron


Leadership and Memberships

2017-present, National Society Genetic Counselors