Sandra Kamo

Associate Professor
ES 4145, Department of Earth Sciences, 22 Ursula Franklin St, Toronto, ON, M5S 3B1


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

My expertise is in uranium-lead (U-Pb) geochronology by isotope dilution thermal ionization mass spectrometry (ID-TIMS). Research via geochronology presents opportunities to explore a wide array of geological questions that span the entire timescale. From the development of greenstone belts and early Precambrian gneiss terranes, to establishing rates of dinosaur evolution in southern Alberta, my geological and isotopic inverstigations help us to better understand the development of Earth's lithosphere and the evolution of life on our planet. I work on multi-disciplinary teams that investigate the causes of the end-Permian extinctions, calibrate the timescale, and establish plate reconstruction using high precision dates on mafic magmatic events.

Administrative Service

Director, Jack Satterly Geochronology Laboratory