Dr. Phalisteen had his BSc. degree in Agricultural Sciences and then earned M.Sc degree in 2002 from Allahabad University, India in Biotechnology and completed his Doctorate degree from CSIR, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu in 2009. He was appointed Lecturer by Ministry of Higher education, Govt. of Libya and as Scientist fellow in CSIR-IIIM until 2014 and later in June, 2014 he joined CSIR – IIIM as a regular faculty. Dr. Phalisteen has more than 25 papers in the field of Molecular biology, Phytochemical profilinf of phytoextracts and in-vitro tissue culture studies of some high altitude medicinal and aromatic plants.
Dr. Phalisteen Sultan research interests are bioprospection of high altitude, highly value medicinal plant species for development of elite cultivars. Also we are doing molecular biology and tissue culture studies of these prioritized medicinal and aromatic plants for their conservation and breeding aspect and development of plant chemotypes in various plant species based on chemical markers.