Kanakadurga “Durga” Addepalli, Ph.D.

Health Scientist (Bioinformatics)


Dr. Kanakadurga “Durga” Addepalli is a biomedical informatics scientist/specialist at CBIIT. She has been with NCI since 2005, providing informatics and scientific expertise to the intramural and extramural cancer research communities. She took time off from work to finish her doctorate degree in computational biology and bioinformatics, and she 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 supports the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC), where she leads the Cancer Data Service and is responsible for managing and helping large-scale data-producing programs store, share, and collaborate on research using cloud technologies. Dr. Addepalli also 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. She also directs the NCI Container and Workflows Interest Group and manages a webinar series that invites researchers and data scientists to discuss the latest advancements in cloud computing and container technologies, workflow, tools, and packages.


  • cancer Nanotechnology Laboratory (caNanoLab)
  • NCI Cancer Data Service
  • NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC)
  • NCI Community Hub