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 support the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) by leading the Cancer Data Service, and I’m responsible for managing and helping large-scale data-producing programs store, share, and collaborate on research using cloud technologies. I also direct the NCI Community Hub, a collaboratory for NCI 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. 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.
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    NCI Community Hub

    A resource for NCI collaboration and sharing of data, tools, and standards.
  • 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