Kanakadurga “Durga” Addepalli, Ph.D.

Health Scientist (Bioinformatics)

  • Current Role

    Current Role

    As a biomedical informatics scientist, I provide informatics and scientific expertise to the intramural and extramural cancer research communities. I lead the Cancer Data Service by overseeing and managing efforts focused on cancer data governance and management for cloud platforms supporting the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons. I am responsible for programs and projects focused on FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data management, which include data storage, sharing, and analysis on high-performance computing or the cloud. I also manage NCI’s Nanotechnology research data-sharing portal, caNanoLab, which is designed to facilitate information sharing across the international biomedical nanotechnology research community to expedite and validate the use of nanotechnology in biomedicine. I oversee the NCI Containers and Workflows Interest Group (CWIG), and I manage a webinar series that invites researchers and data scientists to discuss the latest advancements in cloud computing and container technologies, workflow, tools, and packages.

  • Projects


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    cancer Nanotechnology Laboratory (caNanoLab)

    Facilitates information sharing across the biomedical nanotechnology research community.
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    NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC)

    Connects researchers with data sets and tools to analyze large- scale cancer research data in the cloud.
  • Publications
  • In the News

    In the News

    If you’re attending the 2022 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting (either in person or virtual), don’t miss these data science sessions, poster presentations, and the NCI exhibit booth, where you can hear more about our programs and activities!
    The relaunched monthly CWIG webinar series will invite researchers from across the globe to discuss the latest advancements in cloud computing technologies, workflow, tools, and packages.
  • Background



    • Ph.D., Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, George Mason University
    • M.S., Biochemistry, University of Mumbai
    • Postgraduate Diploma, Bioinformatics, Savitribai Phule University

    Previous Work

    • Senior Biomedical Informatics Specialist, NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) Cloud Resources
    • Senior Biomedical Informatics Specialist, dbGaP Backlog, CBIIT Office of Data Sharing
    • Senior Bioinformatics Business Analyst and Requirements Lead, High-Performance Computing (HPC) Data Management Environment
    • Bioinformatics Analyst II, NCI Center for Cancer Research Collaborative Bioinformatics Resource
    • Bioinformatics Business Analyst, NCI Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program
    • Bioinformatics System Analyst, NCICB (what is now present-day CBIIT)
    • Bioinformatics Executive, Dr. Reddy’s Labs, India
    • Bioinformatics Officer, Rajco Infotech, India