Philip Eaton gained a BSc in Biochemistry from Queen Mary College, University of London in 1989 before completing his PhD at the University of Sussex. He joined the Department of Cardiovascular Research at the Rayne Institute, St Thomas’ Hospital in 1995. He remains there still, now based within the King’s College London British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence. A major focus of his work is the covalent modification of cardiac proteins by oxidants, with a particular emphasis on thiol-targeted post-translational modifications. By identifying cardiac proteins that undergo these redox reactions and determining the impact these alterations have on protein activity, it is hoped to better understand the biological significance of these modifications during health and disease.