Doctor Rislan was a Nyrian astrophysicist who was second in command to Dammar who led a plot to kidnap the crew of the USS Voyager and hijack their ship. He did this by translocating a crew member to a prison on a Nyrian biosphere vessel and beaming a Nyrian onto the ship to replace the crew member.
When he was transported to the ship he pretended he did not know what was happening, and offered to help B'Elanna Torres find a solution. This helped him gain access to the engine room. Torres conducted a tetryon scan of the area against the scientist's objections. In order to stop her from discovering the truth, Rislan struck a security guard, stole his phaser, and transported Torres to a prison colony.