Dr. Masataka Enomoto is a research associate at North Carolina State University under the mentorship of Dr. Duncan Lascelles. He graduated from Azabu University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduation, he worked for a referral hospital specializing in orthopedic surgery in Tokyo for 4 years. He joined NCSU in 2014, and his main project has involved finding an alternative to joint replacement surgery using a bioengineering approach.