Vanessa Gris

Doctoral Student

Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research


  • Anesthesia and analgesia of domestic and nondomestic species, especially reptiles and non-human primates
  • Pharmacology of anesthetic drugs
  • Opioids
  • Evolution of nociception 
  • Conservation Medicine


  • PhD student at Kyoto University 
  • MSc., University of São Paulo
  • Medical Residency - Anesthesiology, Federal University of Paraná
  • MV - Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Paraná

Selected Publications

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Gris V, Broche Jr N, Kaneko A, Okamoto M, Suzuki J, Mills DS, Miyabe-Nishiwaki T. Investigating subtle changes in facial expression to assess acute pain in Japanese macaques. Sci Rep 2022. 12:19675

Gris V, Ferraro MA, Lima AFKT, Cortopassi SRG, Carregaro AB. Attitudes of Brazilian veterinarians towards anesthesia and pain management in reptiles. J. of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 2022. 32(3):208-2018

Miyabe-Nishiwaki T, Gris VN, Muta K, Nishimura R, Mills DS. Primate veterinarians' knowledge and attitudes regarding pain in macaques. Journal of Medical Primatology. 2021, 50(5):259-269

Ferraro MA, Molina CV, Gris VN, Kierulff MCM, Bueno M, Cortopassi SRG. Early reversal of ketamine/dexmedetomidine chemical immobilization by atipamezole in golden-headed lion tamarins (Leontopithecus chrysomelas). Journal of Medical Primatology. 2019, 48(6):351-356

Galante R, Muniz JAPC, Castro PHG, Gris VN, Carvalho EM, Amora JR DS, Vilani RGD’OC. Continuous infusion of propofol or intermittent bolus of tiletamine-zolazepam in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus). Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 2014, 41(5):506-515


Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research

Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
41-2 Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi, Japan, 484-8506