Raya has Ph.D. in Computational Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. She was the Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow at Cambridge University and has over 20 years of experience in Computational Cancer Genomics and Precision Medicine. She has lectured at the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, and Glasgow (UK).
Since 2009 she has been an Associate Professor at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY working on the analysis of high-throughput genomics data in oncology. She has published in top journals, including Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences, and has a citation index of nearly 12,000. Raya is also a co-founder of Lifenome Inc.