Priya Moorjani has an undergraduate degree in computer engineering from the University of Mumbai and an M.S. in bioinformatics from George Washington University. In 2013, she received her Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard University. During her dissertation, she developed novel methods and approaches for analyzing genomic data to learn about population history, particularly focusing on populations of mixed ancestry such as West Eurasians and South Asians. For her postdoc, Moorjani has been investigating mutation and recombination processes in primates, and their use as molecular clocks.