Contact Information

Research Director and Staff Scientist
Molecular and Integrative Neuroscience Department
Scripps Research Institute
Molecular and Integrative Neuroscience Department
10550 North Torrey Pines Road TPC-32
La Jolla, CA 92037

Office 858-784-7452

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2008


Jose Criado, Ph.D.

Jose Criado


Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
M.S., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
B.S., Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico


Research Statement

Dr. Criado's main research interest is to understand neuroadaptive changes in brain function associated with an increase risk for the development of drug addiction. His work involves parallel studies in animal models and clinical populations in substance abuse using neuroelectric and neuromagnetic measures (EEG, MEG, ERPs, EROs etc). This work, also known as “translational research”, allows to study the consequences of drug abuse in human subjects and to model the condition in animals. He is currently studying neurophysiological risk factors for the development of alcoholism in Hispanic Americans residing in San Diego County.


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Recent Publications

Pian JP, Criado JR, Walker BM, Ehlers CL: (2008). Differential effects of acute alcohol on EEG and sedative responses in adolescent and adult Wistar rats. Developmental Brain Research, 1194: 28-36.

Criado JR, Ehlers CL:(2007). Electrophysiological Responses to Affective Stimuli in Mexican-Americans: Relationship to Alcohol Dependence and Personality Traits. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 88(2): 148-157.

Criado JR, Ehlers CL: (2007).Electrophysiological Responses to Affective Stimuli in Southwest California Indians: Relationship to Alcohol Dependence. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 68(6): 813-823.

Ehlers CL, Phillips E, Finnerman G, Gilder D, Lau P, Criado JR: P3 components and adolescent binge drinking in Southwest California Indians. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 29(1):153-163.