Bindu Balakrishnan, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor, PT Programs


San Marcos, CA


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Mental Health
Neurological Disorders
Neurological Rehabilitation


Doctor of Philosophy, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
Master of Science, Kasturba Medical College

Research Interests

Neurological Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Bindu Balakrishnan graduated with a Master of Science in Medical Physiology from Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India and a Doctor of Philosophy in Neurophysiology from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore, India. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Wayne State University, Johns Hopkins and the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, where she was involved in the study of maternal infection and fetal brain development in a rabbit and pig model.

Dr. Balakrishnan has published various articles in peer-reviewed neuroscience journals. After her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Balakrishnan worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Dubuque, IA, teaching Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Human Physiology to undergraduates. She also taught Physiology to Physician Assistant students. She is an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and joined the University in 2019.