Kanakadurga “Durga” Addepalli, Ph.D.

Health Scientist (Bioinformatics)


Dr. Kanakadurga “Durga” Addepalli is a biomedical informatics specialist at CBIIT. Dr. Addepalli has been with NCI (initially as a government contractor) since 2005, and most of this time has been spent with NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT), providing technical and scientific expertise to the intramural and extramural cancer research community. She took time off from work to finish her doctorate degree in computational biology and bioinformatics, and returned to CBIIT in 2015. Since then, Dr. Addepalli has been overseeing efforts focused on cancer data management, cloud applications, high-throughput data analysis, and education and training for scientific outreach. In April 2020, Dr. Addepalli became a federal employee with CBIIT. In this role, she continues to support the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC), where she is responsible for managing and helping large scale data-producing programs share and collaborate on research using cloud technologies. In addition, Dr. Addepalli leads the NCI Community Hub, a collaboratory for NCI programs to collaborate in cancer research and informatics and caNanoLab, a data sharing portal designed to facilitate information sharing across the international biomedical nanotechnology research community to expedite and validate the use of nanotechnology in biomedicine.


  • cancer Nanotechnology Laboratory (caNanoLab)
  • NCI Cancer Data Service
  • NCI Cloud Resources
  • NCI Community Hub