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Malcolm Schug uniquely honored

How many people have a bug named after them?

Dr. Malcolm Schug had a newly discovered species of fruit fly, Drosophila, named after him.

Dr. McEvey, from the Australian Museum of Natural History is the lead author and the foremost expert in the world on Drosophila taxonomy, the branch of science that encompasses the description, identification, nomenclature, and classification of organisms.  He is a long-term colleague of Schug. “He accompanies me and my students on expeditions to the South Pacific,” Schug tells CW, “ where I collect Drosophila to study evolutionary genetics in my laboratory in the Ebehart Building at UNCG.”

Dr. Malcolm Schug is Associate Professor and Associate Head, UNCG Biology Department.