Anthony Roberts studied biochemistry at Imperial College London, UK. He then pursued a PhD in molecular and cellular biology with Peter Knight and Stan Burgess at the University of Leeds, UK, where he studied the mechanism of the dynein motor protein. After this, Anthony moved to Boston, USA, for his postdoctoral work with Samara Reck-Peterson, at the Harvard Medical School, focussing on cytoplasmic dynein regulation. In late 2014, he returned to London, UK to start his own lab at the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology at Birkbeck, University of London, and University College London (UCL), where he is now a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Proleptic Senior Lecturer. Anthony received the Biochemical Society Early Career Research Award in 2016, a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council New Investigator Award in 2017, and was elected to the EMBO Young Investigator Programme in 2018. His lab is focussing on the mechanisms of microtubule-based transport within cilia and flagella.